Sectors including the creative, agriculture and construction industries will soon be able to offer more flexible apprenticeship opportunities.
A consultation has launched (20 April 2021), seeking views on how new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes could be run. Apprenticeships are at least 12 months long, so some sectors with flexible employment patterns and short-term roles, such as agriculture, construction and creative sectors including TV, film and theatre production, have found it challenging to create enough opportunities.
View the full press release Consultation launched to create new flexible apprenticeships
In July employers will be invited to bid for a share of a £7 million fund to create and test new flexi-apprenticeships schemes, with the first approved flexi-job apprenticeships expected to start in January 2022.
The consultation builds on the reforms set out in the Skills for Jobs White Paper, which will put employers at the heart of plans to make sure people have the skills they need to get the jobs they want.
This consultation asks you to consider how flexi-job apprenticeship schemes can support the growth of apprenticeships in sectors where short-term and project-based contracts are the norm. Closing date 1 June 2021 Flexi-Job Apprenticeships: Reshaping the role of Apprenticeship Training Agencies