The Changing Face of Apprenticeship Delivery | IPT
Speaker: Lydia Hatley, Head of Engagement, Leadership Development, Internal Communications and Events, TUI
Speaker: Dr Debbie Simpson, Director of Post-Experience Programmes, Lancaster University
Dinner Discussion


Monday 03 February 2020


House of Lords

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As part of Apprenticeship Week 2020, the IPT will consider the future of apprenticeship delivery.


In recent years there have been substantial reforms to apprenticeships, including the introduction of the apprenticeship levy for employers with a payroll greater than £3 million. The levy was intended to create three million new apprenticeship places by 2020. However, a 2019 National Audit Office report highlighted concerns about the long-term sustainability of the system and level in their current form. The emergence of new technologies, such as automation, have the potential to significantly change the types of jobs available, skills required and methods of recruiting and training workers. How can Government and industry work with young people to increase the opportunities and foster a new generation of highly skilled workers?

This dinner discussion will:

  • Explore how apprenticeships can be utilised to prepare young people for changes the Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing to the world of work
  • Review the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy and recent reforms in reaching target apprentice numbers, including the impact on SME and large corporation recruitment
  • Consider the effectiveness of the introduction of degree apprenticeships