Employers’ experience of Higher Apprenticeships


We have just published a new report looking at employers attitudes of Higher Apprenticeships.

Mieschbuehler, R., Hooley, T. and Neary, S. (2015). Employers’ Experience of Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers. Derby and Melton Mowbray: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and Pera Training.

This report examines employers’ experience and understanding of Higher Apprenticeships. We surveyed almost 200 companies and conducted follow-up interviews with eleven employers. We found that employers were very positive about the idea of Higher Apprenticeships although many had not engaged with them yet.

The employers that have employed higher apprentices within their companies felt that they had contributed a range of benefits to their businesses. We also talk about some of the perceived and actual barriers to the implementation of Higher Apprenticeship programmes.

We’d be really interested to hear more about people’s experiences of studying and delivering higher apprenticeship programmes.


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