The Government is to Cut Apprenticeship Red Tape

The Motor Industry has welcomed the news that the government is to introduce a variety of measures to make it easier for employers to take on a large number of apprentices.

Skills Minister John Hayes announced that payments would be simplified, contracts streamlined,  and a number of data returns and audit requirements will be eliminated.

Mr Hayes also said that firms contacting the government directly to train apprentices will also receive better guidance to help them manage the recruitment , training and assessment of apprentices more efficiently and cost effectively.

Employers looking to take on an apprentice should contact the National Apprentice Service to discuss their requirements.