One in five levy paying organisations are at risk of missing out on the opportunity to access Apprenticeship training they have already paid for through the levy, as they have no current plans to make use of the apprenticeship levy funds. After 18 months unspent funds in the levy account will be paid to HMRC as a tax. We’ve created a 7 step guide on how we can help you to maximise your organisation’s return on the Levy. Whether you need to fill skills gaps with new apprentices or want to upskill existing employees, now is the perfect time to find out how apprenticeships can be used to develop the skills of your workforce.
The Apprenticeship Levy is essentially your training budget. We offer an introductory 1-2-1 Apprenticeship Levy Consultation for all levy paying employers
Our professional service will:
We appoint you with an Account Manager so you have one point of contact throughout the apprenticeship programme and excellent customer service. The Account Manager will:
Your account manager will support you to recruit the right applicant by screening and matching suitable applicants for your apprenticeship role, we then forward suitable CVs to you for shortlisting and interview. Our service includes:
We will agree an individualised and comprehensive training package that meets the training needs of the apprentice to ensure they learn the relevant skills and knowledge they need to carry out their role. We do this by providing you with:
Rigorous monitoring of progress and performance in the workplace and off the job training and assessment is a continuous process necessary for successful completion of the apprenticeship and nurturing future talent.
Progress review meetings take place every 12 weeks with you the employer and the apprentice. Your account manager will carry out a 360degree review of your apprentice’s progress against agreed performance targets and milestones from the workplace and off the job training including feedback from you the employer, the apprentice and the delivery team.
Progress reviews are positive and constructive. Where performance targets are met or exceeded this is recognised and areas for improvement are identified. Developmental targets are agreed to keep your apprentice on track to achieve or optimise on their potential
Your account manager will actively be checking progress of your apprentice throughout the programme providing pastoral support, coaching and support for you the employer.
Once your first apprentice or cohort is underway, we will work with you to evaluate the impact that apprenticeships have had on your business. From there we can support you to expand your apprenticeship programme to maximise your return on the levy funds.