The Richard Review into apprenticeships officially opened its call for evidence yesterday.

Doug Richard, who was appointed by the government to lead an independent review into apprenticeships, said he didn’t want to critique the current system, but wanted to look to the future. The entrepreneur and star of the TV series Dragon’s Den said that he would not be the “ombudsman” or “trouble shooter” of apprenticeships.

Skills Minister John Hayes said at the opening of the review that Mr Richard needed “to get under the skin” of apprenticeships and bring a “fresh” and “creative” perspective.

You can submit your evidence for the review here.


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