Fit for the future: making the apprenticeship system work for small businesses

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Author: Rustamova, Chinara; Impey, Anthony


Prior to the May 2017 apprenticeship reforms, the UK Government acknowledged 'significant scope for growing apprenticeships' among smaller employers to reach its target of three million apprenticeships between 1 May 2015 and 31 March 2020. However, research commissioned by the Government in 2017 [report available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 130.672] found that the reforms may be less successful at engaging smaller employers with apprenticeships and 'may threaten existing provision'. The new levy-based funding system with elements such as co-investment came into effect on 1 May 2017. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Participation; Industry; Policy

Keywords: Relevance of education and training; Small business; Recruitment; Training; Apprentice; Cost benefit analysis; Education and training reform; Financial aspects; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Blackpool, England: Federation of Small Businesses, 2019

Physical description: 49 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 130.672

Statement of responsibility: Chinara Rustamova with support from Anthony Impey

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 136.788

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