In October 2013, in response to the Richard Review of Apprenticeships (2012), the government set out its plans to reform Apprenticeships in England by replacing the existing Apprenticeship frameworks with employer-defined standards, putting employers in control and giving them a high degree of freedom to develop these standards to best meet the needs of their occupations and sectors. To support this reform, they established Trailblazers – groups led by employers and professional bodies – to develop the first of these new Apprenticeship standards.

The Government want to introduce new standards for all occupations by 2017. A number of new Apprenticeship standards have already been government approved with the number growing all the time. Watch this space for standards in which AIM Awards are involved in.

FISSS Resources

Take a look at this useful page for information for employers on apprenticeships.