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Apprenticeship Engagement Strategies for Intermediaries working with SMEs

Updated: Oct 29, 2018

This report and good practice guide is produced by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC, UK), as a result of a series of workshops held within the context of the SME GAP Project. In addition to GMCC, other project partners included

Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), Amadeus Association (Vienna), Instituto Provincial de Desarrollo Económico (Spain). It is the project team’s independent contribution to the debate about the future of apprenticeships within European Union Member states, detailing how intermediary bodies can provide SMEs with successful engagement strategies. This report and good practice guide should be seen as the beginning and not the end of an important continuing conversation, which sets out the importance of Vocational Education and Training (VET). It is an honest assessment of each participating country’s progress against achieving the 14 quality measures set out in the European Commission’s, ‘Quality and Effective Apprenticeships’ framework (October,2017). It addresses key areas of development, which Intermediary Bodies can use as a self-assessment tool and provides a framework for organisations to help address any gaps in apprenticeship engagement. The report is available below.


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.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



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