Skills Gaps In The UK

The Problem

Productivity of the UK workforce is a serious issue for our economy with USA, Germany and France, producing more than 30% more output per worker compared to the UK.

To put this into context – Greater Manchester requires £22 billion each year, to support all the public services and infrastructure, yet we only produce £18 billion in taxes. This shortfall is unsustainable which is why upskilling the workforce is so important.

Factors such as automation, digital innovation, artificial intelligence, new media, climate change and globalisation are now redefining the skills and knowledge needed to ensure sustainability and prosperity.

The Solution

The Apprentice Academy designs and delivers training programmes and qualifications, which are designed to tackle gaps in knowledge, skills and behaviours.

We provide a holistic solution, that is flexible enough to ensure employees enjoy the learning experience, gain new knowledge and skills, and then practically apply the learning in the workplace.

Services provided include:

  • Diagnostics to understand individual needs
  • Designing and delivering apprenticeships and qualifications
  • Coaching and mentoring individuals to increase competence, confidence and career capability
  • Engaging with school and college leavers to provide employers with early access to new talent.

We have a dedicated team focused on helping organisations to understand and make the best use of the apprenticeship funding available to them. For information on programmes due to start over the next couple of months please visit our timetables page, or complete the form below:


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