Activities and Outcomes

Framework analysis

  • Analysis and sharing of governance models of apprenticeship in partner countries
  • Analysis and sharing of training processes implemented in apprenticeship, with particular focus on: main needs at company level; tools to guarantee and measure the quality of training; management and delivery methods of work based learning; methods of involvement of local stakeholders; methods for the promotion of the apprenticeship “tool”; means for development of apprenticeship pathways for disadvantaged targets
  • Identification of the success cases in partner territories, in terms of quality and innovation


– Survey the overall context of the apprenticeship systems in each partner country, detailing the analysis with respect to specific distinctive elements
– Increase the number of intermediary bodies in partner territories able to become a “point of reference” for SMEs for the promotion of apprenticeship and the facilitation of  its use


– Desk analysis (publications, surveys, etc.)
– Interviews to privileged stakeholders/key actors (SMEs and intermediary bodies) and submission of a questionnaire for companies

Output: Comprehensive framework analysis

The document collects outcomes of desk surveys, vis-à-vis interviews and questionnaires.

It also includes a comparative data analysis, meant to provide input for subsequent activities. In other words, the document draft a road map (operational guidelines) for the use of intermediary bodies in partner territories, highlighting actions and strategies to enhance and promote the use of apprenticeship in the short/medium period.

Awareness raising and capacity building

  • Design of guidelines to improve apprenticeship organization and delivery in partner territories
  • Design of possible training pathways for operators in intermediary organizations


– Capacity building of individual Intermediary Organizations’ (partners’) staff

– Capacity building and sustainability of the network of IOs


Based on outcomes of the comprehensive framework analysis, partners develop different kind of material useful to improve skills of their staff regarding the information and support activity to SMEs.

Training toolboxes (webinars, documents, case studies, etc.) and Territorial pacts among local intermediaries, committed to promote and develop apprenticeship.

Support in action


  • Design of a marketing plan aimed at promoting the involvement of local intermediary bodies which can influence the use of apprenticeship; enhancing the standing out of best performing companies, characterized by a qualitative use of the apprenticeship instrument; boosting methods and gamification tools to encourage companies towards the use of apprenticeship
  • Implementation of the marketing plan and related tools, especially including a web platform for providing information to SMEs on how-to engage into apprenticeship and favouring matching between demand and supply of apprenticeship positions


Design and implement a promotional campaign to facilitate the use of the apprenticeship in the SMEs.

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