Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/576935
Title:
Employers' experience of Higher Apprenticeships: benefits and barriers
Authors:
Mieschbuehler, Ruth ( 0000-0001-9637-731X ) ; Hooley, Tristram ( 0000-0002-1453-4535 ) ; Neary, Siobhan
Abstract:
This report explores employers’ experience and understanding of Higher Apprenticeships. It is based on a survey of almost 200 companies and follow-up interviews with eleven employers. The findings suggest that there is strong support for Higher Apprenticeships amongst employers although there are many employers who have yet to engage with this programme. Employers that have implemented Higher Apprenticeships report a range of business benefits, but they were also clear that appropriate funding has to be in place to support these programmes. Employers generally thought that the introduction of Higher Apprenticeships would improve employee retention, help them to train people in the way they thought necessary and would enhance their company’s skills base. Barriers that had mitigated against the introduction of Higher Apprenticeships included the cost of introducing a Higher Apprenticeship programme, the work needed in making the business ‘higher apprentice friendly’ and findings appropriate apprenticeship frameworks and training providers. Companies that had successfully embedded Higher Apprenticeships had typically developed an approach to recruitment which enabled them to identify and select the best apprentices. Companies also set up management processes to ensure that higher apprentices were well supported and able to progress and developed effective partnerships with training providers.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Mieschbuehler, R., Hooley, T. and Neary, S. (2015) Employers’ Experience of Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers. Derby and Melton Mowbray: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and Pera Training.
Publisher:
iCeGS, University of Derby and Pera Training, Melton Mowbray
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/576935
Additional Links:
http://www.derby.ac.uk/research/icegs/
Type:
Research Report
Language:
en
ISBN:
9.78E+12
Sponsors:
Funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMieschbuehler, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorHooley, Tristramen
dc.contributor.authorNeary, Siobhanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-08T11:17:13Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-08T11:17:13Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationMieschbuehler, R., Hooley, T. and Neary, S. (2015) Employers’ Experience of Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers. Derby and Melton Mowbray: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and Pera Training.en
dc.identifier.isbn9.78E+12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/576935en
dc.description.abstractThis report explores employers’ experience and understanding of Higher Apprenticeships. It is based on a survey of almost 200 companies and follow-up interviews with eleven employers. The findings suggest that there is strong support for Higher Apprenticeships amongst employers although there are many employers who have yet to engage with this programme. Employers that have implemented Higher Apprenticeships report a range of business benefits, but they were also clear that appropriate funding has to be in place to support these programmes. Employers generally thought that the introduction of Higher Apprenticeships would improve employee retention, help them to train people in the way they thought necessary and would enhance their company’s skills base. Barriers that had mitigated against the introduction of Higher Apprenticeships included the cost of introducing a Higher Apprenticeship programme, the work needed in making the business ‘higher apprentice friendly’ and findings appropriate apprenticeship frameworks and training providers. Companies that had successfully embedded Higher Apprenticeships had typically developed an approach to recruitment which enabled them to identify and select the best apprentices. Companies also set up management processes to ensure that higher apprentices were well supported and able to progress and developed effective partnerships with training providers.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agencyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisheriCeGS, University of Derby and Pera Training, Melton Mowbrayen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.derby.ac.uk/research/icegs/en
dc.subjectApprenticeshipen
dc.subjectHigher apprenticeshipsen
dc.subjectVocational educationen
dc.subjectEmployers experienceen
dc.subjectEnglanden
dc.titleEmployers' experience of Higher Apprenticeships: benefits and barriersen
dc.typeResearch Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
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