Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy

Apprenticeships inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Deadline for written submissions was midday on Friday 18 March 2016.

Scope of the inquiry

The Sub-Committee welcomes submissions addressing some or all of the following points:

  • The target of three million apprentices by 2020, how the Government proposes to achieve this and how this may affect the 'skills gap'
  • The proposal for an apprenticeships levy and how this may be implemented
  • The institutional architecture of current provision and how this may be affected by the proposed Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Take-up of apprenticeships amongst 16–19 year olds and steps that can be taken to make more young people aware of available opportunities
  • The process of applying for apprenticeships
  • Routes for progression to higher qualifications for current apprentices
  • The quality of, and minimum standards for, apprenticeships, and how standards can be enforced
  • Lessons from other countries' approaches to apprenticeships
Terms of reference: Apprenticeships

Latest evidence

  • 14 Sep 2016 - Apprenticeships - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF275 KB) HC 206 | Published 19 Sep 2016

    Evidence given by Neil Carberry, Director for People and Skills, CBI, Marcus Mason, Head of Business, Education and Skills, British Chambers of Commerce, Iain Murray, Senior Policy Officer, TUC, Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, Chartered Institute of Personnel and DevelopmentLiz Greenfield, Head of HR, Pfizer, Councillor Robert Light, Vice Chair of City Regions Board, Local Government Association, Iain McIlwee, Chief Executive, British Woodworking Federation

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  • 29 Jun 2016 - Apprenticeships - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF252 KB) HC 206 | Published 04 Jul 2016

    Evidence given by Lisa Burger, Executive Director, Royal National Theatre, Mark Froud, Managing Director, Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards, Stephen Tetlow MBE, Chief Executive, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Stella Ziolkowski, Director of Quality and Workforce Development, National Day Nurseries Association

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