We are trying to equip people for changing job opportunities.
Traditional apprenticeships are beginning to see a strong revival with 3,000 people expected to begin apprenticeships this year (double the number in 2012). These will be rolled out over the Autumn and Spring.
A call to develop new areas for Apprenticeships received responses from 86 sectors and trades. The 25 most well prepared are now being fast tracked. They will offer over 1,500 annual intake of new apprentices to new trades. A further 35 proposals are going to have further prep work done on them. There are over 200 places in each of a range of areas such as Manufacturing, Food Preparation, ICT, Craft Welder and Finance.