Evaluation of Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds

At a point when youth unemployment was a particular challenge, the Apprenticeship Grant for Employment was designed to make a significant contribution to ameliorating this problem, with potentially major savings to the long-term social and economic costs of young people being NEET.

This project, led by BMG Research, assessed the extent to which AGE met its numerical objectives (ie was distributed appropriately across size bands of SMEs and age bands of apprentices within total numbers of places) and was effectively marketed, managed, and administered (eg efficiency of grant payment system). IES led a return-on-investment assessment and contributing to survey and qualitative research strands.