The All Party
Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships has published its Annual Report.
One of the recommendations states:
“The Department for Education should continue to promote the work of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Scheme and support the delivery of a mentoring scheme which could be undertaken with each regional network.”
View/Download the APPG Report Here
The Government has launched the £7m Flexi-jobs apprenticeship fund along with the response to the consultation which closed at the end of May.
Further details can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/flexi-job-apprenticeship-offer
Apprenticeships have to be at least 12 months long; so some employers in sectors with flexible employment patterns and short-term roles, such as agriculture, construction and creative sectors including TV, film and theatre production, have found it challenging to unlock potential apprenticeship starts.
An extensive consultation exercise took place, seeking the views of employers, sector bodies, existing apprenticeship training agencies and apprentices themselves to inform the development of this policy and our plans for its implementation.