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Apprentices just like other employees deserve fair treatment, respect, access to training and a safe place to work.

High quality apprenticeship schemes bring a range of benefits: a highly skilled workforce; greater productivity; higher wages; and a happier workforce.

Apprenticeships span all areas of union activity from recruitment, better pay and learning and skills, to equality and diversity and health and safety. You can help apprentices get better training and improve their working lives.

As a union rep, getting involved in the development of an apprenticeship scheme will give you the chance to recruit new members and to influence your employer’s training policy. So it is crucial that you get apprenticeships to the top of the agenda.

What is Apprenticeship levy?
The Apprenticeship Levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships.