SME Survey - Apprenticeship Action Plan 2021-2025

15 September 2020 


Apprenticeship Action Plan to 2025

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has launched a consultation process on the next national action plan for apprenticeship.

The Action Plan for Apprenticeship, building on the work already done and lessons learned, will set out a clear and ambitious road map for apprenticeship for the next 5 years. This will be the path to more fully realising the vision of apprenticeship providing real and substantive career pathways for first time learners and for people looking to reskill, where the earn­ and­ learn model provides an income while building a solid foundation for career progression. The delivery of the new Plan will ensure that apprenticeship is fully integrated into the further and higher education landscape, and is recognised as an attractive pathway, not only to a qualification or a job but to a sustainable career.

Feedback from SME’s, particularly those that are not currently engaged with apprenticeships, is sought to ensure participation and engagement that informs the plan for the future.We need your ideas on how to make apprenticeship more attractive and more accessible to women and people with disabilities. We need to know your views on the substantial changes that have taken place in apprenticeship and on how we can build a strong model for the future. Can you take five minutes to answer six questions?

Email your responses to: