Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeship in Europe – In 24 out of the 30 countries covered by the study

This report details Cedefop’s first cross-nation study of apprenticeships in the European Union. The point of departure for the study is what countries define and offer as apprenticeship training. It then applies a purposive approach to identifying the changes that apprenticeships are undergoing in practice, based on their design characteristics. Largely based on data collected … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in Australia – A clear need to implement higher programs

For some time, the participation levels in apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia have been falling. The latest available data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research confirms the downward trend for the last decade. As at December 2017 there were 256,140 apprentices and trainees in training. This is a progressive fall from 435,115 in … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in UK – The number starts has been driven mainly by those over 25 years of age

In recent weeks, there has been much controversy over the slowdown in the number of apprenticeship starts and the potential connection with the change in the funding system. The context is one in which there is a government target to have 3 million apprenticeship starts between 2015 and 2020. In the light of recent controversies, … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in US – “So, what are you doing next year?”

As employers lament a shortage of skilled workers, families bemoan the cost of higher education, and high schools struggle to prepare students for college and career, one solution is gaining steam: youth apprenticeship. “So, what are you doing next year?” It’s a common question American high school students face from teachers, neighbors, their friends, and … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in UK – The focus is still on boosting numbers rather than on the hard and sustained work required to improve quality

Better Apprenticeships draws on research by teams from the UCL Institute of Education and the Centre for Vocational Education Research at LSE to analyse the current state of play for apprenticeships in England. ‘Apprenticeship quality and social mobility’, authored by Alison Fuller & Laura Unwin from the UCL Institute of Education, analyses whether sufficient quality indicators are in … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in 8 Countries – Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa

This report presents the results of the analysis of apprenticeship in eight countries: Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa. The study used documentary analysis as its central methodological approach, citing, summarizing, synthesizing, analyzing and critically reflecting on existing literature and data produced by international organizations, government agencies, universities, and research institutions. … Continue reading

Training, Apprenticeship and Internship – 5 Models of work-based and work-related learning

In Germany work-based learning – which goes by the long-established title: “Learning in the Process of Work”, has been gaining in importance since the 1970s. The term learning here is considered the ideal for the comprehensive development that delivers professional competence. The digitalization of work actually reinforces a renaissance of learning in and through work. … Continue reading

Implementing Dual Apprenticeships – The main challenge they face is to make it attractive to both employers and students

The good economic performance and low levels of youth unemployment in countries with dual vocational education and training (VET) systems have provided good arguments to the advocates of dual apprenticeships as a global role model. Many governments in the Global North have started to show great interest in adopting dual apprenticeships in their own national … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in UK – Substantial opportunities to deliver employer-led training that can boost skills and performance

Nearly a quarter of all job openings in 2015 were left vacant because employers could not nd people with the right skills or knowledge to ll them. Equipping people with better skills is not only crucial to driving productivity, it also has a role in sharing prosperity generated by growth, driving social mobility and ensuring … Continue reading

Apprenticeships for 16-18s in UK – The average annual cost to providers is higher than for adults by around £2502 per apprentice per year

1. The average annual cost to providers of delivering apprenticeships for 16- 18s is higher than for adults by around £2502 per apprentice per year. This is largely driven by ancillary support; sub-contracting of external training providers or assessors; and teaching. Therefore if we assume an average duration of an apprenticeship across both age groups … Continue reading

The Apprenticeship Levy in UK – How will employers respond?

From April 2017, large employers in the UK will be required to pay an apprenticeship levy based on their total pay bill. This study, undertaken by the Institute for Employment Research and IFF Research, was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (though the policy responsibility for FE and apprenticeships has now shifted … Continue reading

UK – What has driven the growth in apprenticeships?

The number of apprenticeships started in England each year has almost tripled over the past decade. The Conservative Government sees apprenticeships as a tool to increase national productivity and improve the wage and employment prospects of individuals. It has launched an ambitious reform agenda to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 – up from 2.4 … Continue reading

The Value of Apprenticeships in UK – Wages alone under-estimate the total productivity benefit

The Social Market Foundation (SMF) has undertaken research to look at what types of apprenticeships create the most value, in terms of both wages and firm performance. This in turn will help inform policy recommendations on how Government should support the next phase of the apprenticeships programme. There is strong political commitment to the apprenticeships … Continue reading

Apprentice Profile in Canada – Most do not enter directly from high school

Apprentices tend to be over 20 years old, indicating most do not enter directly from high school. In 2006 and 2011, 29 per cent of new and returning apprentices were 20 to 24. From 2002 to 2011, the share of female registrants increased only marginally from 8.5 per cent to 9.4 per cent. Trades such … Continue reading

Research and Apprenticeship – The case of Australia’s NCVER

This study has assessed the impact of NCVER’s research against two themes: the role of apprenticeships in a modern economy; and the nature of vocations and the competencies required by industry. The evaluation spans 32 publications from 2005 to 2015. This is the third instance in which NCVER has undertaken an impact evaluation, on each … Continue reading

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