Apprenticeships already offer great opportunities for business and young people. 96% of employers who take on an apprentice think that their business has benefited, whilst young people completing a Higher Apprenticeship earn on average £150,000 more than their peers.
The Apprenticeship reforms are:
putting employers in the driving seat - groups of employers, large and small, working together to design Apprenticeships so that they respond to the needs of their industries
simplifying Apprenticeships - replacing long, complex frameworks with short, simple standards, written by employers in a language they understand
increasing the quality of Apprenticeships – introducing more rigorous testing at the end of the Apprenticeship to ensure that the apprentice is fully competent and grading to increase stretch.
Apprenticeship reforms - What employers need to know
Apprenticeship reforms - Involving small businesses