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Too much apprenticeship paperwork is a write-off

Schemes and applicants are being devalued and held back by outdated frameworks that need to become more convenient, argues Euan Blair

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For apprenticeships to cement their position as an integral part of how employers diversify their workforce, attract great new talent and develop their people, we need to move more rapidly towards a system focused on outcomes, rather than inputs.

An apprenticeship is intended to support apprentices to learn the knowledge, skills and behaviour to progress and excel in their chosen career. However, for apprenticeships to become a chosen route for an incredible career, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) needs to move away from unnecessary data collection and reams of paperwork. They ...

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