Growing Apprenticeship Partnerships (SME GAP) focusses on 'building capacities of intermediary bodies' to support apprenticeships in SMEs, with partners in the United Kingdom, Austria and Spain.

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In addition to our own workshop and peer review findings, many of our key messages for SMEs on the value of hiring an apprentice are backed up with existing research and studies in UK, Spain and Austria. 

Apprenticeships that work: a guide for employers

A guide for employers with ideas on how to design and run high-quality apprenticeship programmes which support their business and workforce strategies

Apprenticeship training in Spain – a cost-effective model for firms?

A cost-benefit simulation study commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Fundación Bertelsmann

Company Survey On The Costs And Benefits Of Apprenticeship Training In Austria


Overview of the main results

Striking The Right Balance: Costs And Benefits Of Apprenticeship


OECD Education Working Paper No. 153.