New Environmental Apprenticeship Scheme out for consultation
Following a long period of development by the Trailblazer committee, co-chaired by Waterman’s Anna Bacon, the draft Level 6 (degree) Apprenticeship Standard for Environmental Practitioners is now out for public consultation.
The apprenticeship scheme will be a vital tool to help employers in the environmental sector (including environmental consultancies) access and employ apprentices, using their Apprenticeship Levy funds where applicable.
The Standard has been developed through several committee meetings, wider Trailblazer group workshops and liaison with the Institute for Apprenticeships, and will now undergo public consultation. This provides a valuable opportunity for others within the Environment sector to provide their input on the proposals, with the aim of benefiting both apprentices and employers in the future.
Waterman’s Director Anna Bacon, co-chair of the Trailblazer group, says: “Waterman is proud to be supporting the development of this apprenticeship standard, which we see as an important step in making entry into the environment sector more accessible, giving all employers links to a much-needed wider resource pool. We would encourage staff and organisations within the sector to support this initiative by participating in the consultation process”.
We encourage everyone to view and comment on the proposals by visiting TAC’s website and follow the instructions. Closing date for comments is 30 September.