Review encourages SMEs to take on apprentices

Phillips, Lucy
January 2008
People Management;1/10/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p14
The article reports that a hub and spokes model could be used to engage more small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in apprenticeships as part of a massive expansion of the scheme. David Lammy, British minister for skills, commended praised a method he had seen used by SMEs in Birmingham, where a training firm was responsible for carrying out the paperwork and assessment and seconding young people to all the organisations. He added that the current review into apprenticeships would examine the idea and also look at incentives for employers to take part.


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