New measures announced today will see the Government:
- Work with the people that SMEs look to for advice, including lawyers and accountants, to promote apprenticeships to their SME customers
- Enable SMEs to get their apprentices the training they need, by providing better information on availability and investigating how to give them a greater say in developing the skills they need
- Improve the performance of providers of training to SMEs by agreeing standards and the consequences of not meeting them
- Improve the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers by making it simpler and more accessible to more employers.