Apprenticeships Reform Paper AELP

In October 2013 the Government published its paper called The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan which sets out a number of changes to the existing Apprenticeship Programme. The current Apprenticeship Programme is highly successful with over 800,000 apprentices on programme and over 500,000 starts each year. Success rates are very high and satisfaction ratings from employers and apprentices are the highest they have ever been.

The Implementation Plan proposes a number of changes to the Apprenticeship programme. The paper explores a number of issues raised by these changes and makes a number of recommendations as to how those changes can be implemented by building on the strengths of the current programme.