Consultation launched to create flexible apprenticeships

Released 20 April 2021

The Government is consulting on plans to launch a flexible apprenticeship programme to cover sectors including creative, agriculture and construction industries.

The consultation seeks views on how new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes could be run. Apprenticeships are at least 12 months long, so some sectors with flexible employment patterns and short-term roles, such as agriculture, construction and creative sectors including TV, film and theatre production, have found it difficult to create enough opportunities.

In July employers will be invited to bid for a share of a £7m fund to create and test new flexi-apprenticeships schemes, with the first approved flexi-job apprenticeships expected to start in January 2022.

The consultation closes for comment on 1 June 2021.

View DfE consultation, Flexi-job apprenticeships: reshaping the role of apprenticeship training agencies.

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