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The Apprenticeship Levy Four Years On - What We’ve Learnt

Manufacturers have demonstrated over many years their commitment to apprenticeships, and we know apprenticeships in the UK manufacturing sector can address the yawning skills gap we face. However, the profound impact of the pandemic means less than half of manufacturers have recruited an engineering or manufacturing apprentice in the last 12 months. 

Backed by the National Manufacturing Skills Taskforce, Make UK's new Apprenticeship Strategy proposes a series of targeted recommendations to support manufacturers retain and recruit apprentices in the next 18 months. We’re also making a case to Government for a much-needed review of the apprenticeship levy system to ensure its financial sustainability in the long term. 

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