Make the right choices with your apprenticeship levy

In the UK millions of new technical and professional skilled workers are needed over the next decade. The apprenticeship levy gives businesses the opportunity to invest in talent and rethink training and recruitment for the future. 

We want businesses to have the best apprenticeships available, to drive staff engagement and retain talent. From strategic support to set up your whole apprenticeship programme to practical support on how to choose providers. You can choose the level of support you need.

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Develop an apprenticeship strategy that meets commercial needs

We're at the forefront of the UK apprenticeship reforms and well placed to advise on how to make apprenticeships work for your business.

We provide guidance on mapping your people strategy to potential apprenticeships right through to helping you develop apprenticeship delivery programmes and choosing an end-point assessment organisation.

If you want to outsource your apprenticeship training, we can help you develop partnerships with training providers assessed against our quality benchmark.

Build a more qualified workforce across multiple roles and skills levels

We work closely with employers to make sure apprenticeship programmes build a more qualified and better-trained workforce. We work across a large number of industries and business functions so we have the breadth to help you meet your organisational skills challenges and apprenticeship targets.

We have helped a range of businesses including corporates, big retailers and public sector organisations, to review their apprenticeship strategy across a number of functions, such as HR, IT, operations, support services, leadership and management and customer service.

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Understand funding rules for apprenticeships and ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies

We have extensive experience advising on compliance and regulatory body requirements. We help you and your colleagues to understand the funding rules and what you can and can’t spend your levy on. We ensure you're fully compliant with ESFA rules including contracting with providers, evidencing the 20% off-the-job learning and gateway declaration.

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Plan for delivery of apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are often delivered with the support of a college or provider, however, employers can also apply to be on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) and deliver an apprenticeship programme independently. We can help you determine which delivery method is best suited to your business needs, looking at the job roles you plan to recruit for and whether delivery will be across multiple regions.

We will review your capacity and capability to deliver the apprenticeship programme and make recommendations accordingly. If you decide to apply to be on the RoATP, we can guide you through the application process.

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City & Guilds work with employers all over the world to harness the potential of their workforce. Contact us today so we can help you get the most from yours.