Exploring Models for Part Time and Flexible Apprenticeships


Learning and Work Institute worked with Timewise, Young Women’s Trust and Trust for London to understand the challenges in developing part time and flexible apprenticeships, and to explore models that will tackle current inequalities and support greater access for people who are currently missing out.

Apprenticeships have been a key government policy to support transition to the labour market, social mobility, economic growth and improved productivity.

But, while evidence shows that the benefits to apprentices, to businesses and to our wider economy and society are considerable, too many people are missing out. Those needing to work part-time or flexibly – including parents, people with caring responsibilities or those with disabilities – are effectively excluded, not by a lack of ambition, but by a lack of opportunity.