The government has recently announced figures for the number of Apprenticeships starts. Between August 2017 – January 2018 there has been a 24% decrease in starts over the same point the previous year.
This has coincided with the introduction of the Apprenticeship levy, but is this the reason?
The levy was brought in to improve the countries skills by increasing the number of apprenticeships to 3 million by 2020.
Lots of Changes
Along with the levy there has also been other changes to Apprenticeships, these include the new apprenticeships standards, the launch of the Institute of Apprenticeships and digital accounts to pay for apprenticeships.