NTfW welcomes extra £18m for apprenticeships in Welsh Government budget

A federation of work-based learning providers across Wales has welcomed a commitment in the Welsh Government’s 2023/24 draft budget to invest an extra £18 million in apprenticeships.

A total of £140m has been allocated by the Welsh Government for apprenticeships in the next financial year.

Lisa Mytton, strategic director for the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), said: “We welcome the additional £18 million that will be invested in apprenticeships which is in line with the strategic priorities of the NTfW and Regional Skills Partnerships.

“This commitment continues the Welsh Government’s ambitious programme, set out by the minister earlier this year, to deliver 125,000 apprenticeships in its term of office.

“We look forward to continuing our dialogue with the minister and seeing how the investment pans out in terms of contracts in the forthcoming year.”

The NTfW represents work-based learning providers across Wales who deliver apprenticeships for the Welsh Government.

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Lisa Mytton has welcomed the extra £18m for apprenticeships.