The broad aim of the study was to explore how employers’ engagement with the apprenticeship programme would vary depending on how funding is reformed in implementing the recommendations of the Richard Review.
The issues covered include:
- employers’ current views of the training offer including their level of satisfaction with it and their views about the value apprenticeship confers on their businesses
- the impact on learner numbers of asking employers to make greater direct financial contributions to the cost of learning
- employers’ reactions to different levels of government co-investment
- employers’ attitudes towards the routing of government funding via employers