Association for Project Management response to CBI report on apprenticeships
APM Head of External Affairs, David Thomson said “We welcome the CBI’s report Getting Apprenticeships Right - Next Steps which sets out proposals for improving apprenticeships, including greater transparency for the funding process.
Our experience in supporting an Employers Group for a popular project management apprenticeship certainly lends weight to the CBI’s recommendation: that full transparency must be provided over funding decisions to help underpin support for the process to enable organisations to be confident in committing their organisation to the apprenticeship programme. Popular, quality apprenticeships that are successful with employers – both public and private sector – and are appropriately funded, should inspire confidence in the system.”
“It is vital that there is a stable and consistent funding regime for apprenticeships that allow employers and other organisations to plan for the long-term. The CBI’s recommendations , both for Government and for the Institute for Apprenticeships, are helpful and emphasise the importance of measured and transparent funding decisions in maintaining quality apprenticeships.”