SMEs & Apprenticeships: Podcast with Mark Dawe

In the fourth of a series of FE News podcasts, AELP CEO, Mark Dawe analyses the current reasons behind the recent falls in take up of apprenticeships by SMEs and calls for a temporary removal of the 10% contribution for SMEs for under 25 year olds, more flexibility on the 20% off-the-job rule and a recognition that providers and their local networks are the best vehicle for promoting apprenticeships to SMEs.