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Help shape the future of Somerset’s apprenticeship landscape…

It’s Big – Take Part! 

As lockdown eases, schools and businesses are planning how to move forward and SS&L want to know how best to support them, working together towards economic recovery and helping to futureproof the Somerset community.

Apprenticeships have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and are very much in the national spotlight, with the government poised to offer a new package of support to encourage employers to take on apprentices. As the new incentives to employ apprentices are announced in the coming weeks, SS&L are utilising this survey to gain insight from employers in Somerset, to ensure their offer is fit for the future needs of businesses and organisations.

SS&L will use the survey results to help design new ways of delivery, such as virtual learning and blended learning to meet employers’ needs. The results will also highlight which sector areas are likely to need apprentices in the future, to help support their business recovery. 

SS&L have supported over 200 organisations so far this year and are continuing to recruit and place apprentices in schools, childcare settings, local government and businesses across Somerset. However, they understand that employers need to move forward in new ways. Join them on this journey and let SS&L know how they can best support your business.

Please have your say by taking part in their short, 3 minute survey, to plan a better future together. 

The survey results will be shared after it closes in mid-July.

If you would like to discuss further or require more information please contact Dave West, Head of Marketing and Employer Engagement, by email at

If you are a business considering recruiting an apprentice, you can contact the SS&L Employer Engagement Team by email at or start a live chat on their website