As we mark National Apprenticeship Week 2023 (6 – 12 February), this monthly round-up takes a deep dive into how apprenticeships are working for small businesses, exploring FSB’s calls to improve the system. We speak with policy expert Chris Russell and hear from Tom Filer on his experience of employing numerous apprentices in his small business. We go on to focus on the important issue of childcare, speaking with policy expert Rebecca Hyrslova about some of the shifts that FSB would like to see around childcare costs to support parents and to support SMEs in the early years sector.
Tom Filer, director of Family Adventures Group
Chris Russell, FSB senior policy manager
Rebecca Hyrslova, FSB policy advisor