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Success high for apprenticeships

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 12.07.33AN INDEPENDENT evaluation of the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship programme has found the vast majority of performance targets were exceeded.

The ‘Evaluation of the Work-Based Learning Programme 2011‑2014: Apprenticeships’ report also reveals that Apprenticeship success rates are high at 84% and the majority of employers were happy with their apprenticeships experience saying it was likely that they would offer apprenticeships in the future.

The Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship programme is one of several Work Based Learning and skills and employability programmes that have received support from the European Social Fund since 2011. Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James, welcomed the publication of the evaluation:“This independent report confirms what we have been saying for some time; our Apprenticeships programme has been highly successful and is making a big difference to individuals, employers and the wider Welsh economy.”