04 / 12 / 2013 2.34pm
Apprenticeships are already having a positive impact on the nation, not only have they improved the nation’s skills, they deliver huge benefits for the economy, employers and apprentices themselves.
In June 2012, the Government commissioned Doug Richard to undertake a review of apprenticeships in England. The recommendations included in his November 2012 report, The Richard Review of Apprenticeships, were in principle accepted by Government, following which a consultation document was published in March 2013, seeking reviews on the practicalities of implementing the reforms.
What this means for employers
In the future, Government believes that apprenticeships need to be more rigorous and responsive to the needs of more employers. Published in October 2013, The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan sets out how apprenticeships will be developed, undertaken and assessed in the future, and the process by which this new approach will be implemented.
Visit our dedicated webpage which provides a summary of the proposed changes.