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Make the apprenticeship levy work for you

Make the apprenticeship levy work for you

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

To understand how your business can optimise its levy and develop your workforce, we’ve put together a series of actions and considerations in our new strategic guide.

Our eight key steps to consider include:

  • what skills you need and where the gaps are in your business
  • ensuring your skills strategy is measurable
  • choosing an apprenticeship delivery route that is right for you.

What do businesses have to say about employing apprentices?

See the benefits that apprenticeships bring to businesses, the challenges experienced with delivery and what typically happens to apprentices after they finish their programme.

How we can help

Develop an apprenticeship programme that meets commercial needs

Working at the forefront of the UK apprenticeship reforms, we are well placed to advise on how to make apprenticeships work for your business.

From mapping your people strategy and potential apprenticeships, through to helping you develop apprenticeship delivery programmes and choosing an end-point assessment organisation – we provide guidance throughout.

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

Let us help you with your apprenticeship programme >

Review your apprenticeship programmes to build a more qualified workforce

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

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

Find out more about the range of apprenticeships we offer >

Understand the funding rules and ensure compliance with regulatory bodies

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

Let us help you understand apprenticeship funding >

Plan the 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. Let us help you determine which delivery method is best suited to your business needs by reviewing your capacity to deliver the training required across your chosen job roles and make recommendations accordingly.

Let us help you plan for apprenticeship delivery >

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