30 Staff Members Depart IfATE Following DfE Budget Adjustments

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The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has lost 30 staff after being ordered to find savings by the Department for Education. Headcount at IfATE has reduced to 282 following a voluntary exit scheme launched this year however they did not share information about which departments had lost staff or how much their exits would save the organisation. Staff costs at the Institute ballooned from £14.4 million in 2020-21 to £21.5 million in 2022-23 as additional responsibilities were handed to the institute through the Skills and Post-16 Education Act. In that period the institute’s hiring spree led to its average full-time equivalent staff figure growing from 200 to over 300. Click here for more.