Apprenticeships – Understanding Your Needs
Across the UK, there is a renewed emphasis on Apprenticeships as the foundation for workforce development. As of April 2017, all UK employers with annual pay bills of more than £3million a year must pay the levy but importantly will be able to access funding support for training apprentices. The way to access that support is different in each country. Are you equipped to take advantage of this?
Our understanding of complex employer-led apprenticeships in the UK, combined with our knowledge of training and funding, means you can trust us to help you make the most of your budget, and reach your full apprenticeship aspirations.
How we can help you
Skills for Justice can offer you the following support, information, advice and guidance to ensure you don’t miss out on critical funding and help you achieve real, strategic benefits from your engagement with apprenticeships.
Strategy and preparation
- Understanding apprenticeships; make the most of the new opportunities available for apprenticeships within your organisation
- Apprenticeship Strategy Development (getting organisations started and working to ensure a sustainable and planned approach to utilising apprenticeships for workforce development)
Implementation and Delivery
- Capability and Capacity building – ensuring your staff and managers know how to recruit, support and mentor apprentices for a successful outcome
- Implementation support – supporting you to embed the principles and practices that deliver a high-quality programme for apprentices within your workforce
To find out more
Last year saw the new funding rules for apprenticeships come into operation (click here to read more). As an employer you need to be aware of the changes and here are a couple of the changes that may apply to you:
- The ATA will use levy funds or co-investment to meet the cost of apprenticeship training. (Employer co-investment para E115).
- Additional payments will be made to employers who employ a 16-18-year-old or a 19-24-year-old with an Education Health Care Plan (para E71-E77).
- Employers with less than 50 employers who employ a 16-18-year-old, or a 19-24-year-old with an Education Health Care Plan, will receive 100% of the cost of apprenticeship training (para E78-81).