Apprentice levy drives trend for upskilling rather than for hiring

Employers are increasingly using apprenticeships as a way to upskill existing staff rather than to bring new entrants into their organisations, according to those responsible for training and placing apprentices with employers.

Angela Middleton, founder and chairman of training and recruitment consultancy MiddletonMurray, told Recruiter she has noticed indications of a trend for apprenticeships to be used more for upskilling existing staff, and less as a way of bringing new people into organisations. She said this was evidenced by more apprenticeship starts among existing staff in...

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