Research opportunity: increasing the proportion of apprentices from underrepresented backgrounds

Posted 16.03.2020

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) are carrying out research on behalf of the Department for Education on increasing the proportion of apprentices from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and with learning difficulties or disabilities (LDD).

They are seeking interviews with apprenticeship training providers and employers who have experience of working with one or both of these groups. They are interested in your perspective on the challenges that employers or providers face in supporting individuals to start and complete their apprenticeship, and potential solutions to address these challenges.

The interview will be conducted via telephone and will last approximately 45 minutes. L&W is an independent research organisation and will use the information gathered to produce a report for the Department for Education. All the information that you provide will be treated confidentially and reported anonymously – this means that although you may be quoted, all identifying details will be removed.  

If you would like to take part in an interview, please email with your availability for an interview in March 2020. You can also contact Emily if you have any questions about the research.

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