The government have announced a few upcoming changes to apprenticeships to make the process simpler for both employers and potential apprentices including:
- From 17 July there will be a reduction in the number of steps (from 9 to 6) that smaller employers need to make to register an account on the Apprenticeships Service.
- Expert providers will be able to take on more of the administration from employers. Providers will be able to use their expert status as a marketing tool and mark of excellence. The pilot commences in autumn 2023 to be rolled out widely from August 2024.
- From August 2024 employers will need to provide less documentation, to prove that their apprentice is legally employed.
- From September 2023, once registered for funding, small employers can start their apprentice straight away, or even backdate by one month. Currently, employers have to wait for all paperwork to be completed, which can delay the apprentice getting started on their training.
- The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education will review content of the most-used standards so they reflect technological developments and up-to-date technical skills, which will be completed by the end of December 2023.
Find out more on the NHS Employers website.