The overall aim of this research project is to explore opportunities to embed FW principles in the Modern and Graduate Apprenticeship offer. The research will provide evidence on the applicability, relevance, opportunities and potential mechanisms/options for embedding FW principles in the Apprenticeship Family, by exploring the views of apprentices and employers/training providers on these issues. In relation to the apprenticeship role and offer, the research will:.
The specific objectives of this research project are to:
The research participants should be selected, as far as possible, according to the following criteria:
The research team includes Findlay, Lindsay & Stewart, Scottish Centre for Employment Research and Anderson, Department of Work, Employment and Organisation, University of Strathclyde.
 Through the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy, large employers (those with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million) pay a levy to HMRC.
 SDS’ Rural Uplift provides additional rural funding – this is applied where the employer’s premises, where the Participant’s main employment and normal working hours take place, is based in Argyll and Bute, Isle of Arran, Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles; or in a postcode classified as ‘Remote Rural’ or ‘Remote Small Town’.