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The representativeness of apprenticeship trailblazers

Warwick IER have been commissioned by the Gatsby Foundation to undertake research into the composition of Employer Apprenticeship Trailblazers.

Almost a decade ago apprenticeship Standards replaced Frameworks in defining the occupational skills, knowledge and behaviours in apprenticeships. Collections of employers (Trailblazers) came together to determine which competencies should be included in each apprenticeship.

However, to date, no analysis of the composition and representation of these Traillazers has been undertaken. This research project fills this gap. Nine apprenticeship Standards have been selected, covering different apprenticeship levels and occupations.

The employment size and sector of employers on the Trailblazers will be compared with those of all organisations which employ these occupations.

Project Team:

Peter Dickinson (Principal Investigator)

Emily Erickson

Project Duration:

June-July 2022

Funder:

gatsby