Impact of Apprenticeship Reforms: What GMLPF Members Say

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSES FROM APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDERS TO GMLPF MEMBER SURVEY
RECRUITMENT OF 16 TO 18 YEAR OLDS
Comparing figures for May to Sept 16 and May to Sept 17
WHY THE DECREASE?
Employer confusion over reforms
Employers not recruiting 16 to 18 year olds because they aren’t job ready
Complex in-company procurement processes
Lack of Government advertising to employers
20% off the job element putting employers off
RECRUITMENT OF 19+
Comparing figures for May to Sept 16 and May to Sept 17
WHY THE DECREASE?
Employers reluctant to co-invest
Employers confused over reforms
Employer attitude to Apprenticeships changing
20% off the job element putting employers off
Employers putting staff on other courses with alternative funding eg adult learning loans
LEVY PAYING EMPLOYERS
WHY?
Employers finding it difficult to identify who is responsible for their levy
Employers opting to treat levy as a tax rather than additionally investing in wages & training
Employer confusion over reforms
20% OFF THE JOB
EMERGING TRENDS
The adult social care industry has rejected the Apprenticeship Offer so recruitment has collapsed
Harder to offer training opportunities to 19+
Employers frustrated with reduced choice of providers due to public sector levy procurement
Some sectors object to 20% off the job element; others like hairdressing & construction don’t
Some employers making staff pay for
10%
PROVIDER RESPONSE – GOOD PRACTICE
Educating employers, promoting incentives, stimulating demand
Streamlining apprentice enrolment process to reduce costs
Being flexible over 10% payment eg spreading payments
Widening provision offer to access bigger markets
GMLPF:
THE VOICE OF LEARNING PROVIDERS IN LIVEPOOL CITY REGION

ESFA to provide update at GMLPF Autumn Forum

GMLPF’s Autumn Forum takes place on 27th September and will consist of several invaluable information sessions for GMLPF’s members including:

  • Launch of the Education Training Foundation’s Side By Side resource
    EFT will presenting an overview of this free online modular resource on Prevent for use by learners
  • An update from Paul Johnson, Head of Provider Management at Education Skills Funding Agency
  • An update from the Liverpool City Region Employment and Skills team
  • Q&A session with new CEO of GMLPF, Ian Lomas
  • Overview of GMLPF’s new CRM system, designed to provide collective data about LCR learning providers’ impact and needs for use in GMLPF lobbying and negotiating activity conducted on behalf of members.

GMLPF Forums are held 4 times a year, exclusively for members. They are designed to be informative and to provide members with opportunities for direct dialogue with key local and national decision makers and funding bodies in the sector.

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