Apprenticeships provide an alternate pathway to for young people to get into the labour market.

The introduction of the apprenticeship levy makes sense for both business and employees. Apprenticeships allow young people to achieve a professional qualification faster, and with less debt, than those who go to university. And for businesses with a payroll of over £3m, which pay the levy, they have the opportunity to draw down their levy payments to fund apprenticeships.

Many of our charities, such as Resurgo and City Gateway support disadvantaged young people to access apprenticeships and jobs.

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Backing the best: Our work with Resurgo

When Impetus came on board in 2010, Resurgo’s main priority was to expand beyond the two centres it was operating in Hammersmith and Chelsea. Today, with Impetus' support, they have improved the effectiveness of their programme so that they are getting more young people into work, for longer, and they have expanded to eight centres across London.

November 2018

The road less travelled: improving the apprenticeship pathway for young people

Social care is an example of a growing sector with significant skill demands. More high quality apprenticeships could offer young people a strong vocational alternative to academic routes into work.

November 2013