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EIC News

07 AUG 2020


Two new standards launched and more than 900 starts

The Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC) has released its annual review for 2019/20.

In the 12 months prior to July there were 905 new apprenticeship starts nationally across the eight TAC standards. Of these, more than three quarters (697) were on degree apprenticeships facilitated by TAC. Across 14 TAC member companies, 300 of the 905 national starts were reported, 200 of which were degree apprenticeships.

Last year saw two new standards launched with the first Environmental Practitioner Degree apprentices at Kingston University and the first Transport Planning Degree apprentices at Aston University.

Chris Burton, chair of TAC said: “We have had another impactful year, helping hundreds of people onto apprenticeships and providing the vital link between business, education, government and professional institutions.

“Without sounding too clichéd, we’re working through exceptional and uncertain times, but the Chancellor’s recent support for apprenticeships shows that there’s an ongoing important role for TAC to play. We will continue to encourage people onto apprenticeships and help businesses in our industry to fulfil their future skills requirements.”