Thousands of new degree apprenticeships to be created
It has recently been announced that thousands of new degree apprenticeships will be created through multi-million pound development fund.
Universities and colleges across England have been awarded a total of £4.5 million to develop new degree apprenticeships for students starting in September 2017, which are set to open the door to careers in numerous industries from nursing to construction. Degree apprenticeships deliver high-tech and high-level skills and offer an alternative to a traditional degree course, which makes degree apprenticeships highly attractive for employers, universities, and apprentices.
Working in partnership with leading employers, the universities and colleges will offer 5,200 new opportunities for apprentices and their employers in preparation for the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017.
Read full text: www.gov.uk/government/news/millions-invested-in-degree-apprenticeships
How apprenticeships will be funded
The government has recently (25 October 2016) set out how apprenticeships will be funded as part of the drive to help millions get the skills they need for a successful career and make Britain a country that works for everyone.
The government will continue to work with employers and providers as it introduces the reforms, to help ensure we transform our country’s skills for the benefit of all. The measures announced include more support for younger apprentices and disadvantaged people and more flexibility for employers.
These plans are the first steps in upskilling the nation by giving millions a leg up on the ladder of opportunity to high-quality jobs, and giving employers the skills they desperately need.
Read full text: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-apprenticeship-funding-to-transform-investment-in-skills