Apprenticeships - how local government is making a difference: best practice examples from Labour councils in England

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Marsden, Gordon; Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Smith Institute
Date of publication
1 July 2013
Education and Skills, Employment
Social welfare
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The aim of the report is to highlight the contribution local government can make to promoting jobs and growth in local economies through high quality apprenticeship schemes. In particular, the report demonstrates how Labour councils in England are leading the way in delivering apprenticeship schemes, despite deep spending cuts and a weak and uncertain economic climate. The report presents evidence of how this spending power can and is being harnessed by local councils to create apprenticeships and opportunities for local people.

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