In order to improve the quality of young people entering the workforce and apprenticeship schemes, the government decided that these training programmes should meet the needs of employers, the changing economy and their sector. To achieve this, they worked with a group of employers termed as ‘Trailblazer Groups” so as to define what the new standards should look like.
Employers defined these standards to make sure apprenticeships are aligned to the skills required in their industry and have relevance to real job roles. The aim of designing these new standards is to give school leavers’ industry-related training, which is applicable in their future job roles.
Andrew Hunter June 13, 2017