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Craft apprenticeship update

22 February 2022 

Craft apprenticeship update

We’d like to bring your attention to an update . This sets out progress to-date in tackling the backlog in craft apprenticeship training that was created by Covid-19, plus plans for further additional investment in training workshops and supporting resources in 2022.

  • Over 60% of craft apprentices delayed by Covid-19 now back in training with a 2022 schedule in place for those still waiting

  • Increase of over 50% in the number of training places available, via additional workshops and 100+ additional staff

  • More than 600 final year apprentices who were delayed have been fast-tracked to complete their qualification

  • Major additional investment in craft apprenticeships is planned for 2022 and subsequent years

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