The Richard Review of Apprenticeships, released yesterday has conducted a thorough investigation of what works and what doesn't in the present system. With a record number of young people having started apprenticeships in 2011, it is vital that they are given the right skills at the right time to meet the needs of industry.
A number of changes have already been made: for example, increasing the minimum length of apprenticeships, the introduction of Higher Apprenticeships, and the new 24+ Advanced Learning Loans, but there is still more to do. This half-day broadcast event will examine the initial results of the Richard Review, with presentations by experts from the education sector and employers on the future of apprenticeships in the UK.
Luke Oates, Skilled Engineering Technician, DP World, Southampton Including questions.