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This policy paper aligns with the Opportunity England recommendation, 'an apprenticeships system that works'.

Implementing these recommendations will support Opportunity England’s vision by developing the apprenticeship system into a dynamic, responsive and effective tool for workforce sustainability and development. It will align apprenticeships with broader economic goals, focusing on areas with the highest potential for productivity and social mobility improvements. This approach will create a more inclusive and adaptable system, with a strong emphasis on new job starters and young people, and therefore contribute to a more skilled and diverse workforce. The modular structure and alignment with economic needs will ensure apprenticeships remain relevant and beneficial in the long term, supporting sustained economic growth and productivity.

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