This paper provides background information to Traineeships, presenting useful statistics which paints a dismal picture of the current landscape as well as feedback from our Traineeships event in Parliament, followed up by a meeting with Government officials to voice member’s concerns. Ultimately QAR was raised as a key barrier to increased Traineeship participation by our members and despite several years of lobbying, Officials have yet to reverse this decision. AELP strongly believes that Traineeships should be removed from QAR, and whilst Government has good intentions in the form of wanting to promote Traineeships, its impact will be limited unless this perverse barrier is immediately removed.

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