Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Apprenticeship Survey Results Published
Cambridge Ahead and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have published the results of a survey of 69 employers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Apprenticeships play a vital role in our local economy and offer excellent career opportunities to local people. These results update our understanding surrounding the delivery of apprenticeships in our region.
Headlines from the results include:
- Creating a talent pipeline - 64% of respondents engage with education establishments to create a talent pipeline. Most commonly this includes offering work experience or visits to the workplace.
- Recruitment - 78% of respondents said that they were “always” or “usually” able to able to fill all apprenticeship opportunities offered. The majority are then also happy with the calibre of candidates they recruit.
- Apprenticeship Standards - 82% of respondents who take on apprenticeships felt that the required apprenticeship standards were in place.
- Unspent apprenticeship levy - Of 33 levy paying employers who responded to the survey only 6 currently transferred unspent levy. 15 respondents said that do not “but would be willing” to transfer unspent levy.
- Delivery and training - 64% of employers felt that suitable training was “always” or “usually” available. A similar picture emerges with regards to the “quality” of training. Whilst the majority described it as “very good” or “good”, 34% felt it was only “satisfactory” with a few reporting that it was “not quite satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory”.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority provide an apprenticeship levy pooling service. If you are a levy paying organisation who would like to share your unspent levy to ensure the money is spent on apprenticeships in the region or a non-levy paying organisation wishing to access funding you can access this service here.