New government consultation: flexible apprenticeships

The government has launched a new consultation on the creation of “flexi-job” apprenticeships.

The consultation targets sectors with non-traditional employment patterns where a standard apprenticeship does not always offer the best solution, such as the creative, agriculture and construction industries.

The consultation ends on the 1 June 2021.

Employers will then be invited to bid for a share of a £7m fund to create and test new flexi-apprenticeship schemes in July 2021, with the first approved flexi-jon apprenticeships expected to start in January 2022.

Sources: Department for Education (DoE): Consultation launched to create new flexible apprenticeships (20 April 2021);

Construction Industry Council (CIC): New manual published today to support flexible apprenticeships in construction (28 April 2021).