Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way to hire and train train highly motivated potential staff. It could expand the diversity of your workforce and give you access to a young talent pool that will not only be qualified but will also have the practical soft skills that businesses need.
From April 2017 there will be major changes to apprenticeship delivery across the UK and many businesses could be affected by them.
The Government is aiming to create three million apprenticeships by 2020 and has introduced an Apprenticeship Levy** on large UK businesses from April 2017, to help achieve this target.
Whether your business will be required to pay the Apprenticeship Levy or not, the reforms will affect the way in which apprenticeships will be delivered. Apprenticeship Frameworks will change to Apprenticeship Standards and the upper age limit on Apprenticeship Training provision will be removed.
If you have previously hired an apprentice, are thinking about hiring an apprentice or are simply curious about what all this is about, then come along to our breakfast seminar on Wednesday 15 February to find out more. A light breakfast will be provided.
This Apprenticeship Levy Breakfast Seminar is aimed at SMEs. However, if you have a pay bill of more than £3 million and would be interested in attending the seminar or finding out more information, then please let us know.
This event will be delivered in partnership between EmploySE1 and The Challenge. EmploySE1 is an innovative free recruitment service that matches local jobs with local people. EmploySE1 offers Bankside businesses a great way to recruit local people easily and free of charge. To find out more contact Sonia Martin.
**The Apprenticeship Levy will be a Levy on UK employers to fund new apprenticeships and employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million will be required to pay 0.5 per cent of the total pay bill on the levy.
Jan 23 2017