Apprenticeship Week Launches While Signups Fall

blog-publish-date

07 Mar 2018

blog-read-duration

As the country celebrates the 11th annual National Apprenticeship Week, almost half of company managers fear the Government will miss its target to create 3 million apprentices.

National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the very best of what earning and learning means, with this year’s theme being: ‘Apprenticeships work’. The week showcases the ways apprenticeships produce huge benefits for individuals, businesses, communities and the wider economy. However, a recent survey by the Chartered Management Institute has found that out of 1,640 managers polled, 51% expressed concern that the country will need greater investment in skills after Brexit. The same survey concluded that this group think the Government is likely to miss its target of creating 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, which has been further confirmed after recent figures show a slump in new sign ups. This slow-down may largely be due to perceived delays in standards for apprenticeship schemes, with the CMI claiming 900 new apprentices have been waiting to start an apprenticeship in management since being approved last August. Businesses have also called on the Government to give them the freedom to spend the levy on small businesses in their supply chain.

What is National Apprenticeship Week About?

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeships Service, has asked apprentices and employers to join together and “help celebrate the brilliance of apprenticeships”. Apprenticeships offer real career opportunities and National Apprenticeship Week 2018 will showcase how apprenticeships work across all industries, sectors and job roles, from school leaving age to older apprentices. There’s no better way to mark apprenticeship achievement than by the apprenticeship community coming together and shouting loudly about the difference apprenticeships are making. National Apprenticeship Week will be marked by events around the country, such as Graduation ceremonies, which will be held throughout the week to praise apprentices who have completed their training in the past 12 months. The first National Apprenticeship Week was held in 2007 in an effort to draw more attention to the benefits of apprenticeship training around the country. For advice and support on the apprenticeship levy contact Croner’s experts on 0808 145 3377

Free to Download Employer Resources

  • Exit Interview Questionnaire

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    Exit Interview Questionnaire

    Read more
  • Five HR Workouts

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    Five HR Workouts

    Read more
  • Grievance Policy Guide & Template

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    Grievance Policy Guide & Template

    Read more
  • BLOG

    [Infographic] Staff Absence Trends Tr...

    BrightHR has dug out the data, pulled the reports, and crunched the numbers with...

    Read more
  • BLOG

    Case Law Update: When is an Impairmen...

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that, when bringing a claim of di...

    Read more
  • BLOG

    Case Law Update: Company Losses & Rea...

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that permitting an employee to wo...

    Read more
  • Print Inc.

    CASE STUDY

    Print Inc.

    Print Inc. are an embroidery and print company based in Carmarthenshire, South W...

    Read more
  • Scotgold Resources

    CASE STUDY

    Scotgold Resources

    A lot of organisations believe they’re sitting on a gold mine. Scotgold resource

    Read more
  • Wacoal

    CASE STUDY

    Wacoal

    “Overall, we’re very happy with the service Croner provides and we’d recommend i

    Read more

Do you have any questions?

Get a free callback from one of our regional experts today