News: Apprenticeship funds taken back
The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) has announced that the treasury has taken back £300m from apprenticeship training. The funds that were allocated to apprenticeships were reported as unspent despite small employers being turned away. “Some of our sectors specialist training providers have had allocations against which our members could have drawn down funding, halved from May this year. We urge all manufacturers, to contact us to understand how you can access the funded training you need and engage with the providers of your choice,” says Jeremy Stein CEO of the BCFA.