Apprenticeships are changing!
From April 2017, apprenticeships are changing big time, primarily to give effect to the government's 2020 vision. Employers will be firmly in the driving seat with more choice, more control and more responsibilities. We've known for some time that the 'levy' is coming and there are many more changes, with the detail being published at various points between now and January 2017.
We also know that many employers, especially SMEs, find it difficult to get to grips with all the information that the government has published so far, with media and expert opinion on top and much more to come. As a big supporter of apprenticeships and a key partner in the Wiltshire Apprenticeships Campaign, we're keen to do what we can to help Wiltshire employers make sense of it all and understand what the changes will mean for the future of apprenticeships in their organisations.
To start off, here's our own handy guide for employers on the changes to come; it covers much of what we know so far, in bite-sized chunks, sticking to the facts. We'll keep you posted.