We are proud to work with some of the country's largest organisations in both the private and public sectors. We understand that large multi-site employers have different needs to smaller businesses and our service to large employers is both flexible and distinct. It can include, for example:
- Working with HR and training teams to design your programme
- Support with internal communications, including consulting with senior management and prospective apprentice supervisors
- Integrated recruitment support
- Tailoring of apprenticeship programmes (including the development of new apprenticeships) to meet your needs
- The creation of bespoke online learning material
- The potential for co-delivery of elements of the programme in partnership with your in-house team
- Robust service level agreements and senior manager/director-level support for your programme
We can also offer a fully managed service, in-house consultancy support to help you launch and manage your programme.
Call Jonathan Bourne, our Managing Director, or our business development department on 0161 480 8171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always happy to meet you, without obligation, to run through your staff development and recruitment needs.
- For apprenticeship starts from May 2017, most apprenticeship funding comes from an employer levy set at 0.5% of UK payroll;
- All employers receive an allowance of up to £15,000 to set against their annual contribution. This means that the first £3m of an organisation’s annual payroll is excluded from the levy;
- Deductions are taken monthly through Pay As You Earn. The first payment was made in May 2017 by reference to employers’ April 2017 pay bills;
- Employers then draw down their levy spend from a new digital apprenticeship account to fund the external costs of apprenticeship training;
- If not used, the electronic funds expire after 24 months;
- Employers receive an automatic 10% top up. So, a £1,000 levy contribution becomes £1,100 of digital apprenticeship funds;
- Where apprentices are aged 16-18 on enrolment, it is recognised that there can be additional costs for both employers and providers, so there is an additional £1,000 payment for employers and providers (£2,000 in all) for each 16-18 year old apprentice that is recruited;
- In calculating UK payroll, groups of companies under common ownership are treated as one;
- All UK employers - public and private sector - are in scope but, at present, the levy can only be spent to support apprentices who work in England more than 50% of the time;
- Larger public sector employers have a statutory apprenticeship target set at 2.3% of their workforce. Apprenticeships now feature in all public sector contracts lasting over a year and worth more than £10m;
- Employers’ NI contributions for apprentices aged under 25 have been abolished;
- Apprentices are expected to spend at least 20% of their time training (this is defined quite widely).