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Research and analysis
Apprenticeships: developing skills for future prosperity
Ofsted survey report into how well apprenticeships meet the needs of young people, their employers and the economy.
In his 2013/14 Annual Report for further education and skills, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector raised concerns about the apprenticeships on offer in England. He was particularly critical of the low number of apprentices aged 16 to 24, the limited new skills developed by many apprentices and the mismatch between identified skills shortages and the apprenticeships on offer.
The Chief Inspector commissioned this survey to look into the quality of apprenticeships under the current frameworks so that the findings can be used to inform the government reforms underway.