UCEM Bucking the Trend on Apprenticeships
Posted on: 20 October, 2017
UCEM recorded a 66% yearly increase in apprenticeship starts during our Autumn 2017 intake period.
This figure is in stark contrast to the national 61% drop in apprenticeship starts recorded from May to July 2017 compared to the same period last year, as reported by the Department for Education (DfE) on Thursday last week.
UCEM is now working with more than 120 employers to deliver their apprenticeship training needs to more than 650 apprentices on our Surveying Technician and Chartered Surveyor apprenticeships. This makes us the largest provider of degree apprenticeships in the Built Environment with 56% of new degree apprentices in the industry in 2016/17.
In addition, UCEM recently became the only organisation selected to provide apprenticeships in surveying for the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), as part of a £360m framework to train the next generation of civil servants.
Our apprenticeship numbers are thriving despite recent reports that many employers are still unaware of the Apprenticeship Levy and how to make the most of it.
UCEM’s Head of Commercial and Business Development, Stephen Bartle, said: “One of the reasons our apprenticeship programmes are proving attractive is that we offer an accessible, cost-effective delivery model that is available to employers and apprentices across the whole of England.
“UCEM apprentices are taught via our flexible mode of supported online education, supplemented with occasional face-to-face workshops. This approach keeps travel to a minimum and enables apprentices to combine their study with on-the-job training in the workplace, irrespective of their location.”
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