Share your views as part of the Department for Education's consultation about creating new flexible apprenticeships.
The consultation was announced as part of the reforms set out in the Skills for Jobs White Paper and employers' views are sought about how new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes could be run.
Apprenticeships are at least 12 months long and some sectors with flexible employment patterns and short-term roles find it challenging to create enough opportunities. Therefore this scheme is proposing to enable an apprentice to work across a range of projects with different employers, to gain the full skills and experience they need to complete their programme.
In July, employers will be invited to bid for a share of a £7 million fund to create and test these new flexi-apprenticeship schemes, with the first approved flexi-job apprenticeships expected to start in January 2022. Depending on results of the consultation, this new approach is expected to involve organisations applying for money to start new agencies which employ apprentices and place them with multiple employers.
This flexi-job apprenticeship consultation is open to employers, apprentices, sector bodies and existing apprenticeship training agencies. It will close on 1 June.
You can respond to the consultation on the Department for Education website.