Apprenticeship

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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

Apprenticeships and UK’s Businesses – £1.8 billion of net economic benefits, around £2,000 per apprentice but many organisations appear unaware of the full apprenticeship offer

Apprentices delivered around £1.8 billion of net economic benefits to UK organisations last year according to the latest research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting staff. The report, compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), found that apprentices offer UK businesses a … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in Canada – Tradespeople’s career: salaries ranging from $80,000 to over $100,000

A national survey was implemented with 754 journeypersons with a view to giving apprenticeship stakeholders a better understanding of tradespeople’s career pathways. Findings provide insights about: income levels; related occupations and career advancement; the value of the Certificate of Qualification and the Red Seal; the benefits and drawbacks of skilled trades careers; mentoring; and recommendations … Continue reading

Current apprenticeships policy and developments in England

Skills and training are devolved policy areas. This Briefing Paper covers apprenticeships in England. Sources of information on apprenticeships in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are included in Section 4, Useful Sources. The Government has made a commitment of 3 million new apprenticeships starts in England between 2015 and 2020. Apprenticeships are full-time paid jobs … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in UK – How UK apprentices perceive their pay

This essay explores apprenticeship pay as a key area of employee relations. It considers how apprentices perceive their current level of apprenticeship pay and critically evaluates the impact on young people’s future careers and inclusion. The essay considers the perspectives of employers, policy-makers, and trade unions within this evaluation. Thus the predominant aim of the … Continue reading

UK – Making apprenticeships work for young women

Young Women’s Trust wants to see an apprenticeship system that offers young women the best opportunities and makes the most of their talents. Apprenticeships are an important route to skills development and work for young people. However, evidence shows that they are not working as well for young women as they are for young men. … Continue reading

The German Dual VET System – What can be imported ?

In recent years, the dual-system approach has gained considerable international attention for its success in addressing youth unemployment. Many countries have shown great interest in adopting the German dual VET system. But how might such a transfer be carried out? Exporting a VET system from one country to another is not merely a matter of … Continue reading

Apprenticeship – A US-EU Working Group on Employment and Labor discuss how to advance apprenticeship strategies in Europe and the United States

Two years ago, President Obama issued a bold challenge for America to double the number of registered apprenticeships within five years. The Labor Department has stepped up to the challenge, and the total number of apprenticeships is already up about 20 percent – a dramatic increase that shows employers and workers across the nation are … Continue reading

UK – Some details on the apprenticeship levy to come

Although consultation on the Levy closes today, it’s clear that some questions have already been answered. The Levy will see ‘large’ employers (probably those with over 250 employees), paying a percentage (probably around 0.5%) of their payroll costs to the government, to be spent on apprenticeship creation. It’s not yet clear how the system will … Continue reading

UK – The apprenticeship levy in coming in 2017

The government has outlined a package of plans to increase the number of quality apprenticeships across England. Employers are being consulted for their views on the introduction of an apprenticeship levy, planned for 2017 and designed to increase investment in training and apprenticeships. Other proposed steps include a requirement to take a company’s apprenticeship provision … Continue reading

Apprenticeship – The benefits of employing older apprentices

The evidence firmly suggests those in later life want to continue working. A January YouGov poll showed that around half of non-retired over-50s want to still be working between the ages of 65 and 70, and only 15% of non-retired over-50s said they would want to stop work altogether between ages 60 and 65. “If … Continue reading

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