Care leavers face barriers in accessing suitable education and employment opportunities. These challenges can be financial, but also be lack of support and guidance in how to navigate through the transition from education to employment. The...Read more »
ESFA are currently funding Learning and Work Institute to deliver a programme of support for LEPs to support apprenticeship growth. The programme, which is focussed around National Apprenticeships Week, includes: Support to plan and deliver your...Read more »
Young apprentices can be some of the most dedicated workers, bringing fresh perspectives and new skill sets into the workforce. They provide opportunities for employers to ‘grow their own’ and develop a crucial talent pipeline for...Read more »
IFF Research and Learning and Work Institute were commissioned by the Department for Education to better understand employers’ capacity and likelihood to offer T Level industry placements. It also aimed to establish any challenges and barriers that employers may...Read more »
Produced for the Department of Education, these case studies illustrate some of the features of effective practice in English, maths and digital basic skills learning in apprenticeships and traineeship settings.
An essay collection with leading experts setting out ways to improve the quality of apprenticeships and ensure fair access to training. The Government’s apprenticeship reforms are the biggest in a generation and include the Apprenticeship Levy,...Read more »
Research into the effectiveness of funding to support apprentices with learning difficulties, disabilities or disadvantage. Findings from interviews with apprenticeship providers, employers and third party organisations. This report identifies areas to consider in the future development of...Read more »
Women are under-represented in many STEM areas, but within the engineering sector the gender imbalance is particularly stark. Just 9% of the current engineering workforce is female, contributing to wider gender pay inequalities and posing significant...Read more »
Apprenticeships are a key government policy to support transition to the labour market, social mobility, economic growth and improved productivity. While evidence shows that the benefits to apprentices, to businesses and to our wider economy and...Read more »
This resource has been written for traineeship providers who want to grow their traineeship programmes, and for providers who do not yet offer traineeships but who hope to do so in the future.
This report presents the findings from our research and makes recommendations for improving employer awareness of and compliance with the National Minimum Wage for apprentices.
Our case studies include examples of good practice and different approaches taken by a range of public sector organisations. In a hurry? Read the 2-page summaries below of the approaches being taken by public sector organisations....Read more »
Apprenticeships are a great way to combine learning and earning and meet employers’ skills needs. That is why they have a long history dating back several centuries, though today’s apprenticeships have a wider focus including on...Read more »
Response to Department for Education survey on Apprenticeship funding proposals - September 2016
Submission to Department for Education - January 2017
Our Apprentice Charter sets out what the government can do to reach the target of 3 million apprentices by 2020.
A report analysing the experiences of the 81 learners who were nominated for the 2011 Adult Apprentice of the Year Award, which was sponsored by Pearson for Adult Learners' Week.
The stories featured in this publication are based on in-depth interviews with ten adult apprentices (aged 19+) nominated in the Apprentice of the Year category of the 2012 Adult Learners' Week awards.
The Government has a target of three million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020, and is introducing an Apprenticeship Levy on the payroll of large employers to fund this increase and to encourage greater employer engagement...Read more »
The government wants to see another 3 million apprentices by 2020, and that’s a vision that we can all buy in to. But to make that happen we need to make sure apprenticeships are a high...Read more »