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Salesforce is investing £1 million in The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) to support a new national approach to identify and overcome barriers to apprenticeship take-up in England.

Partnering with England’s national body for careers education, CEC, Salesforce will invest in an ‘accelerator’ programme to boost access to digital apprenticeships in disadvantaged communities.

The Digital Futures Accelerator Fund (DFAF) will use the latest data and evidence from CEC’s new Apprenticeships and Technical Education (ATE) Framework which is published today. Conditions for Transition is a region-by-region analysis against the eight identified factors that affect transition onto ATE pathways for young people in England.

The report draws together publicly available evidence and data with insight from more than 500 experts from education, business and local authorities, drawn from 43 - of CEC’s 44 - regions. The goal was for local areas to agree on the specific factors (from the eight in the framework) they wanted to work on to overcome barriers for young people.

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