More than 700 employers to design top quality apprenticeships

Top quality new apprenticeships are being designed by employers as part of the government’s successful apprenticeship trailblazers scheme.

76 top quality new apprenticeships in a range of sectors are being designed by more than 700 employers as part of the third phase of the government’s successful apprenticeship trailblazers scheme.

The employers from across 37 more trailblazing sectors are designing new apprenticeships to best meet the skills needs of their industries. The trailblazers play a key role in replacing complex apprenticeship frameworks with short, simple, accessible standards written by employers in language they understand.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “Across the country apprenticeships are a driving force behind getting young people the skills that employers want and the economy needs. Our reforms have empowered businesses large and small to design and deliver world-beating apprenticeships that offer a real route to a successful career.”

Skills Minister Nick Boles said: “There has never been a better time to do an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships give you the experience and top-quality training you need to get the career you want. I’m thrilled to be working with UK companies including Jaguar Land Rover and Grant Thornton to make our apprenticeship system the best it can be. We’re on track to deliver 2 million apprenticeships and we are building a better future for Britain.”