Business, Innovation and Skills Committee - Fifth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 30 October 2012.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Government policy

3 Delivery and funding

4 Engaging apprentices—Preparing for apprenticeships

5 Engaging employers—Barriers and solutions

6 Quality

7 Value for money

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence - HC 83-II

Thursday 1 March 2012: Denis Hird, Chief Executive, JTL Training, Alex Jackman, Senior Policy Adviser, Forum of Private Business, and Graham Hoyle OBE, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Tuesday 6 March 2012: Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Research Director, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, John Baragwanath OBE, Projects Director, AMRC, and Rt Hon Richard Caborn, Adviser, AMRC: Sharon Ward, Group HR Manager, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd, Alison Bettac, Group HR Director, Firth Rixson Ltd, and Richard Cook, Production and Personnel Director, AESSEAL plc: Peter Flinn, Specialist in high value manufacturing, Technology Strategy Board: Kyle Johnson, Chris Parkin, Lewis Nicholson, Luke Shaw and Chloe Jones, apprentices

Tuesday 13 March 2012: Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor, University of Northampton, Len Closs, Principal, Northampton College, Mike Griffiths, Headmaster, Northampton School for Boys, Dr Ann Limb OBE DL, Chair, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, and Councillor Jim Harker, Leader of Northamptonshire County Council: Peter Mawson, Chief Executive, West Northamptonshire Development Corporation, Paul Southworth, Chairman, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, David Rolton, Chairman, Rolton Group, Milan Shah, Chair of the Governing Council for the University of Northampton, Alan Ainsworth, Head of Public and Community Affairs, Barclaycard, and John Harley, Director, ACS Office Solutions, and Board Member, Brackmills Industrial Estate Business Improvement District

Tuesday 27 March 2012: Stephen Uden, Head of Skills and Economic Affairs, Microsoft UK, Ray Wilson, Director and General Manager, Carillion Training Services, Justin Owens, Human Resources Manager, Robinson Brothers Ltd, and Alex Khan, Managing Director, Education and Training, Babcock International Group: Norman Pickavance, Group HR Director, Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, and Ged Syddall, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elmfield Training Ltd

Tuesday 17 April 2012: Martin Doel, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges, and Tom Wilson, Director, Unionlearn, TUC: Nick Linford, Author and Managing Editor of FE Week

Thursday 26 April 2012: David Way, Interim Chief Executive, National Apprenticeship Service, and Geoff Russell, Chief Executive, Skills Funding Agency

Wednesday 16 May 2012: Paul Coxhead, Chief Executive, Logistics Apprenticeship Training Academy and Neil Bates, Group Chief Executive, Prospects Learning Foundation: John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, and Gila Sacks, Deputy Director of the Apprenticeships Unit (BIS/DfE)

Written evidence


Additional written evidence

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