Industry Apprentice Council (IAC)
About the IAC
The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) has rapidly established itself as the UK's industry voice for apprentices and the wider further education sector.
Founded and supported by EAL and now run by the Semta Group, the IAC is made up of young apprentices from all sectors throughout the UK.
It has firmly established itself as the voice of apprentices with members regularly invited to address ministers, MPs, peers and leaders in both business and education.
All members of the IAC are passionate and have their own stories as to why they followed the apprenticeship path. They regularly share them at careers fairs, in schools and through the media to inspire the next generation to consider apprenticeships as a career option.
Join the IAC
The IAC is currently looking for new members and we would encourage those who are passionate about apprenticeships to put themselves forward. If you would like to find out more or are interested in joining the IAC, please email us. To read more about some of our current members click here.
IAC Annual Survey
The IAC Annual Survey gives apprentices the opportunity to share views on their own apprenticeship and inform the direction of future skills policy. A range of areas are covered including; the wider and changing perceptions of apprenticeships, satisfaction with apprentices' own career choices, and the quality of careers advice and guidance given to potential apprentices.
IAC Annual Survey 2017
The IAC's 2017 survey launched on 17th January and will be open until 30th April.
Apprentices across the UK are encouraged to take part in the survey and share their views on apprenticeships. The research results will be presented in the Spring to the relevant ministers, MPs, stakeholders and policymakers to help shape the advice, training and careers for those in future years to come.
The IAC is made up of young apprentices from all sectors throughout the UK and has firmly established itself as the voice of apprentices, with members regularly invited to address ministers, MPs, peers and leaders in both business and education. The Skills Minister will be attending an upcoming meeting and last year’s annual report has been quoted in the House of Commons.
Complete the online survey.
IAC Annual Survey 2016
The results of the third annual IAC survey were published on 30 in June 2016. Over 1,500 apprentices across the UK took part in the research - the biggest ever response. Key findings included:
- Careers advice is still in crisis
- 50% of respondents found out about their apprenticeship through their own initiative – just 15% found out from a teacher or careers adviser
- Only 24% of apprentices were actively encouraged to take up an apprenticeship by educators
- 84% had not heard of the planned apprenticeship levy
- 70% are unaware of the government's 3m apprentice target
- 75% want a professional accreditation as standard
As part of their report recommendations the IAC has developed a five point plan to boost apprenticeships formulated by apprentices themselves. Click here to see the five point plan.
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