Remit Training CEO meets the Skills Minister to discuss Apprenticeship reforms

September 22, 2016

As part of the ongoing consultation regarding the government’s programme of apprenticeship reform Remit Training CEO Sue Pittock joined Brian Madderson of the RMI as gurobert-halfonests of Skills Minister Robert Halfon this week.

Mr Halfon conducted the meeting in his private offices at the Palace of Westminister where an open discussion took place allowing Remit to debate some of the current challenges that could result from the proposed Apprenticeship reforms across the core sectors within which Remit operate.

After announcing that the Apprenticeship Levy would indeed launch in April 2017, as planned, this was an excellent opportunity to highlight the thoughts and learnings of a national training provider and leading trade body on some of the key topics that have been highlighted by the latest Levy announcement.

The meeting was extremely productive and as a passionate supporter of Apprenticeships, Mr Halfon was a receptive audience.

Clearly there is still much work to be done before April 2017 and Remit will continue to support our clients, both levy-paying and non-levy paying through the proposed changes and impacts this may have on business and workforce development.

All parties left the meeting and committed to maintain dialogue on the key areas discussed. Remit Training looks forward to working with both the RMI and the minister to implement the government’s strategy of 3 million new Apprenticeships by 2020 and providing the much needed skills to offer learners a real career path in their chosen sector through vocational learning.