IAC to present apprenticeship vision to government

On Thursday 18th July, the IAC, launched and funded by awarding organisation EAL, is set to meet with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) apprenticeships team, it has been reported.

Matthew Hancock has invited 14 industry apprentices from a range of sectors to discuss the Richard Review of apprenticeships and present their vision for the future of apprenticeships. In the meeting, the young learners will expand on their official response, sent to BIS in May.

18-year-old Jordan Phillips, a member of the IAC and a technical apprentice at Nestlé, said: “We have a goal: to change the way schools, parents, employers and individuals see Apprenticeships. We want to help improve careers advice in schools so that young people are aware of all the opportunities available. The IAC is rapidly becoming recognised as the voice of apprentices and I’m incredibly proud to be part of it.”

Ann Watson, Managing Director of EAL, said: “We are thrilled industry apprentices will input directly into the future of Apprenticeships in the UK. The round table discussions on government’s Richard Review consultation are an excellent opportunity for the IAC’s members to have their say on government policy and help revolutionise the vocational pathway for learners across the country.