Jennifer Coupland, DfE/BIS Apprenticeships reform update

Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:18 FE News talks to Jennifer Coupland, deputy director of the joint DfE/BIS Apprenticeships Unit, at the Apprenticeship’s 4 England’s Voice of Apprenticeships conference in London.

Coupland updates us on the current reform programme, which aims to give control of apprenticeship design, assessment and funding to employers to increase the number of apprentices, and improve quality to the levels seen in Germany and Australia.

The idea has been popular with employers but there have been challenges in getting a set of funding reforms that are universally welcomed. Coupland expects to announce a new employer-rooted funding system shortly that will resolve these remaining issues.

She also sets out the key ingredients for creating a successful apprenticeship programme.

Please click below to see what Jennifer has to say:

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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