CBI comments on new round of higher apprenticeships funding
The CBI commented on the Government’s announcement of 4,230 new Higher Apprenticeships in sectors including aviation, low carbon engineering, legal services and space engineering, as part of the £25million Higher Apprenticeships Fund.
Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment and Skills, said:
“Businesses know that building our higher-level skills base has to be an essential part of a successful plan for growth in the long-term.
“Future skills shortages in key sectors could hold back our economic performance, so boosting higher level apprenticeships now is the right thing to do. Sectors like high-technology and science-based advanced manufacturing and IT are a good place to start.
“Young people need to know that Higher Apprenticeships are a great route to a successful career, as they can build higher level skills while learning on-the-job with an employer.”