Government announces further funding for apprenticeships

Published:  05 December, 2013

Support for an additional 20,000 higher apprenticeships was announced by Chancellor George Osbourne in today's Autumn Statement.

Mr Osbourne highlighted that the coalition government has prioritised apprenticeships and delivered 1.5 million apprenticeship starts since 2010.

"To build on this success, the government will reform apprenticeship funding to ensure that employers are at the heart of the system and it delivers skills that meet the demands of UK businesses," he said.