Putting apprenticeships to work for young people: an analysis of the impact of policy reforms and the pandemic on apprenticeship starts


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Author: Julius, Jenna; Faulkner-Ellis, Henry; O'Donnell, Sharon


Apprenticeships are paid jobs which incorporate on- and off-the-job training. There is a strong economic case for investing in these as a key training route to help young people, in particular, enter the labour market, and to support the wider economic recovery from the pandemic. This research examines the impact of the apprenticeships reforms on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and on young people in England, against the backdrop of the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic. It also considers to what extent the apprenticeship programme needs to be refocused in order to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Participation; Apprenticeship; Policy; Outcomes

Keywords: Education and training reform; Apprentice; Enrolment; Recruitment; Geographic distribution; Socioeconomic background; Policy analysis; Youth transitions; Transition from education and training to employment; Employment opportunity; Small and medium enterprise; Small business; Economic conditions

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Slough, England: National Foundation for Educational Research, 2021

Physical description: vi, 37 p.

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ISBN: 9781912596447

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 144.812

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