AELP lobbies on behalf of its members to represent their views. Our main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase work force productivity and improve social mobility.

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All Media and PR enquiries should be directed to Aidan Relf, Director of Public Affairs at [email protected] or 07710 305182.

Autumn Conference 2017 release

Date published: 01.11.2017

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More flexibility needed in apprenticeship levy reforms to reverse poor start Training leaders are calling on the government to urgently take forward the skills minister’s own acknowledgement that a more flexible approach is needed if the apprenticeship reforms are going to be the success they should be. If the government is genuinely concerned about social mobility and productivity, then action needs to be taken.

Threat to social mobility posed by government’s own apprenticeship reforms

Date published: 21.09.2017

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The government is in serious danger of undermining its own social mobility agenda unless it acts quickly to address significant bias in its apprenticeship reform programme and provide a boost to the number of traineeships available to young people.

2017 should be the last year for compulsory English & Maths GCSE resits

Date published: 24.08.2017

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Association of Employment and Learning Providers press release – 24 August 2017 ‘2017 should be the last year for compulsory English & Maths GCSE resits’

A Level Results: ‘Apprenticeships aren’t only for other people’s children’

Date published: 17.08.2017

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ssociation of Employment and Learning Providers press release 17 August 2017 A Level Results: ‘Apprenticeships aren’t only for other people’s children’

Warwick research confirms government needs to act fast on sharply falling apprenticeship numbers

Date published: 25.06.2017

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Conference delegates look forward to new minister’s response on Monday Training providers gathering for the AELP conference in London on Monday will be eager to hear reassurance from the new skills minister that the government is ready to tackle a sharp fall in apprenticeship start numbers since its levy reforms were introduced.

Apprentice recruitment practice survey launched to help get most from the levy

Date published: 25.06.2017

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AELP and GetMyFirstJob press release: 26 June 2017 Apprentice recruitment practice survey launched to help get most from the levy

TEF/LEO results show young people should be seriously exploring higher or degree level apprenticeships as an alternative to a traditional degree

Date published: 22.06.2017

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Push for more Apprenticeships must continue, says AELP’s election manifesto

Date published: 03.05.2017

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3 million Apprenticeships target under threat after massive government funding cuts

Date published: 28.04.2017

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More flexibility needed under ‘off the job’ apprenticeship training rules to meet needs of employers and apprentices

Date published: 10.04.2017

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