Apprenticeships have long been recognised as a crucial way to develop the skills valued by employers. The government is working with employers to increase the quality and quantity of apprenticeships in England even further. The recent reforms to apprenticeships are designed to focus on the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required for the workforce of the future. They will give employers more control over the funding and how it is spent, and make sure that apprenticeships are as accessible as possible, to all people, from all backgrounds.
Apprenticeships are a great way for schools to improve the skills base of their employees. They are a tried and tested way to recruit new staff, and to re-train or upskill existing staff of all ages and levels of experience, in a wide variety of roles. You can use them to provide training that is tailored to the needs and requirements of your school, with learning taking place in the workplace as well as through formal training, to minimise disruption and maximise impact