Further reading library

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As apprenticeships are becoming a key facet of the government's plans to boost productivity across the UK workforce, many employers across the NHS are looking at how they can increase the range of apprenticeship opportunities they offer.


Our further reading library will provide you with signposts to sources of information that can help further your knowledge about the latest developments and the range of options available.

We are keen to ensure this web page includes the most up-to-date information, so please do get in touch if you know of any research or publications that we could include.

CIPD - Where next for apprenticeships?

This collection of essays brings together academics, experts and key stakeholders to explore the policies and practices needed to improve the quantity and quality of apprenticeships for young people.

People Management - Can apprenticeships help increase diversity and address an ageing workforce?

An opinion piece about how apprenticeships can help you recruit people from a variety of backgrounds and experience.

Unlocking workplace skills: what is the role for employers?

This policy report explores the concept of employer ownership of skills from a government and employer perspective, their relationship with apprenticeships and the implications for skills related policies.

CIPD - Apprenticeships that work - a guide for employers

This guide on apprenticeships that work provides support and guidance to employers on how to set up and run high-quality apprenticeship programmes that are beneficial for organisations and employees.

ACAS - Employing younger workers

This guide on employing younger workers has been designed especially for employers hiring young workers and/or apprentices. It goes through the steps an employer, line manager and anyone in a supporting role should consider when employing a younger worker.

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