Apprenticeship Starts Fallen Since Introduction of Levy

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Apprenticeship starts have fallen by 31% in England since the apprenticeship levy was introduced, according to the CIPD. The study also found that employer training has also continued to decline more widely and as 60% of UK employers undertook some training over the last 12 months compared with 66% in 2017. On the other hand, the number of skills shortage vacancies has more than doubled in England, from 193,800 in 2017 to 460,100 in 2022. Lizzie Crowley, senior policy adviser at the CIPD, said “Skills and labour shortages continue to be a real problem across the UK and all sectors of the economy, and we need to get apprenticeships and vocational education right if we’re to tackle these challenges.” Click here for more.