IChemE Urges Employers in the UK to Reform Apprenticeships Program

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 06, 2014


The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is urging more employers in the chemical and process industries to make a major contribution to the reform of the UK’s Apprenticeships program.

In 2012, the Richard Review of Apprenticeships recommended fundamental changes including improving the quality of apprenticeships, simplifying the system and putting employers ‘in the driving seat’.

The call for greater employer involvement from the chemical and process industries follow a recent announcement of the first wave of eight Trailblazers Apprenticeships, using the new employer-led approach, to be approved by Government.

IChemE, which is a major supporter of the new apprenticeships model, has been closely involved in the development of the Life Sciences and Industrial Sciences Trailblazer Apprenticeship alongside partners including GSK, Fujifilm Diosynth, Sellafield Ltd, Johnson & Johnson, Lotte Chemical UK Ltd, Lucite International, MedImmune and the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Biology.

For more info, read the IChemE announcement.