The Government is keen to develop Apprenticeships that better meet employer needs.

A steering group of employers, supported by e-skills UK, is working to develop the standards that will define these new Apprenticeships.

Each job role is set out in simple terms on a single page, stating the knowledge, skills and competences that the apprentice will attain.

Two draft standards are now available:

• Junior Software Developer - click here for the draft standard
• Network Engineer - click here for the draft standard

We are keen to encourage as many employers of IT professionals as possible to view and comment on these new standards.

Please follow this link to complete a short questionnaire on one or both of the job roles.