Survey: Why are apprenticeship achievement rates falling and what can be done about it?

With apprenticeship achievement rates falling The Engineer has joined forces with skills charity Enginuity to explore why that is and what measures might be taken to arrest this decline. Take part in our latest survey now to let us know your thoughts on this important issue.

With engineering and manufacturing apprenticeship achievement rates falling by over 3% to 58% in 2021/22, and the government’s target for apprenticeship achievement rates set at 67%, the data is going in the wrong direction. This survey aims to understand why that is. It will explore the issues small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs), with less than 250 employees and who are based in England, face in apprentices achieving their apprenticeship certificates. It will also explore the support SMEs find most useful and any recommendations they have for policy makers, training providers and intermediaries.

We estimate the survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. All responses will remain confidential, and data will be aggregated to ensure privacy; but by participating you will be given access to a summary of the results, helping you to compare your experiences against other employers. You will also be entered into a prize draw to win £200 worth of Amazon vouchers.

This survey is being conducted in partnership with Enginuity, a charity dedicated to finding new ways to close skills gaps in UK engineering and manufacturing