About the Project

Vulnerable Young People Accessing and Sustaining Vocational Training and Apprenticeships is an Erasmus+ project funded by the European Union. Our goal is to assist anyone working with vulnerable young people to help sustain vocational training and apprenticeships. 


Seven Project Partners, from five countries, will work together to identify the current policy approaches in Europe. Our partner countries are Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, and the United Kingdom.


Our analysis will identify the strengths and weaknesses through the collation of Case Studies, and their presentation at seminars and conferencess, and by undertaking practice-sharing visits. We will disseminate our findings through the publication of a Handbook of Practice on this website and across our network of practice.


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Useful Links and Resources


European Alliance for Apprenticeships

A European Quality Framework for Apprenticeships

Mobility of Apprentices in Europe

Eon Offer Around 1000 Apprenticeships Europe Wide

Apprenticeship Rise Europe

Best Countries: What Europe Can Teach USA About Apprenticeships

Latest News

Increasing use of apprenticeships, Piedmont, Italy.

Simplification of regulations has led to 23,194 under 30 apprenticeships a 22% increase on 2016. A further 30% increase is indicated for 2018. 

"The Piedmont Region has always been one of the most active in promoting apprenticeships .... to support in an innovative way the training of young people"

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New Website to Promote Apprenticeships, Piedmont, Italy

Piedmont, Italy launches a new website to promote the uptake of apprenticeships, led by Alpprentissage project (AlpTis), funded by the European Erasmus+ KA3 program, link.

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Fall in UK Apprenticeships

The UK government is under renewed pressure to implement a “radical rethink” of apprenticeships after a near 27% fall in the number taking up trainee posts in the last quarter of 2017. Seamus Nevin, head of policy research at the Institute of Directors (IoD), said the government risked failing to meet its target of 3 million people starting apprenticeships by 2020. He notes:

“Clearly the new system has failed to take off,” he said. “The levy can be difficult to navigate and many employers still struggle to comprehend how the system is meant to work.”

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