While International Women’s Day generated more headlines, we are now at the end of what is also National Apprenticeship Week. This annual event aims to improve public and employers’ understanding of this increasingly popular ‘alternative’ route into working life.
A 2017 Sutton Trust poll of 2,600 11-16 year olds found that 1 in 7 do not plan to attend university – the lowest level since 2010. This may, in part, be due to the growing popularity, variety and availability of apprenticeship schemes which allow young people to enter the workplace whilst continuing their academic and personal development.
In the last quarter of 2017, 114,000 people started apprenticeships. There are an average of 23,000 applications for apprenticeships every month.
Since the introduction of the UK Apprenticeship Levy, companies with an annual payroll bill of more than £3 million a year have been required to build up a pot of money that can only be used to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment.
Through our longstanding partnership with the award-winning Lancaster University Management School, MSB is able to offer accredited leadership training which leads on to postgraduate certificates, diplomas, Master’s Degrees, an MBA and also the new Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship.
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