The government’s apprenticeship levy is being introduced in 2017 and under the levy rules, businesses can draw on funds to support employees of all ages through an apprenticeship programme. We hope that the government’s support will be key in promoting greater uptake of apprenticeships in general, but also by older workers. Education providers clearly also have a role in communicating the benefits that apprenticeships offer for all ages.
In supporting individuals to make career changes, and helping businesses to turn untapped talent into a productive and highly-skilled workforce, running higher and degree apprenticeship programmes for learners of all ages is one of the biggest opportunities open to education providers today.
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