Apprenticeships are set to play a crucial role in developing the future workforce, increasing productivity and driving growth in the economy. The landscape has changed significantly in the past few years and in 2017, new workplace qualifications were introduced to all levels of the workforce from entry level 2 to Masters’ level 7.
In a major shake-up of the system, the new apprenticeships – designed by employers for employers – now give businesses the opportunities to develop high-quality, low-cost, flexible training programmes for all staff; in a much needed move to help tackle the UK’s chronic skills gap.
So, what’s changed?
The design and structure, how apprenticeships are assessed, the eligibility criteria and how they are funded have changed. The majority of new Apprenticeships also include highly credible professional qualifications and are available to graduates as well – making them a very attractive way to develop the skills of your workforce.
Developing young talent
As part of our apprenticeship service we also help businesses in the North West attract and develop the best young talent directly from the local schools and colleges as part of our Future Talent Programme.