Pre-apprenticeship programmes in Europe – how are young people being supported to progress?

6 February 2018

Throughout Europe apprenticeships provide a crucial entry point to the world of work for young people. However, too many young people are missing out because they need support to bridge the gap from compulsory education or unemployment, to an apprenticeship.

Learning and Work Institute is working in partnership with the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation to identify ways in which organisations can design and deliver inclusive and high-quality pre-apprenticeship programmes that provide a pathway to apprenticeships for young people.

A call for evidence is open for organisations across the UK and Europe, such as FE colleges, VET schools, youth organisations, employment support services and the voluntary sector to submit information about their pre-apprenticeship provision.

Nicola Aylward, Head of Learning for Young People, said, “This is a great opportunity for providers to showcase their pre-apprenticeship provision at a European level. We’re particularly interested in hearing about pre-apprenticeship programmes that effectively engage young people who are disadvantaged, or who experience barriers to apprenticeships.

By responding to this call for evidence providers will be contributing to the development of new practical resources that will help organisations across Europe deliver high quality pre-apprenticeship programmes for all young people.”

The call for evidence closes on Friday 16 February 2018