New measures to help SMEs take on apprentices

Government response to the Holt Review

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.

Making Apprenticeships More Accessible to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Jason Holt