The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak and the ensuing economic uncertainty caused interruptions to apprenticeship training. This is putting the future of apprenticeships at risk just at the time when they will be most needed to protect employment and sustain the recovery. Apprenticeships offer a mix of training on the job and additional off-the-job training. This is generally a successful combination, but it has made apprenticeships particularly vulnerable during the current crisis. The purpose of this short briefing note is to present and discuss available evidence on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on present and future apprenticeship provision as well as to set out a framework for policy interventions.
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