Apprenticeship News

Apprenticeship Levy Underspend!

Apprenticeship Levy Underspend!

TES have published an article about the Apprenticeship Levy Underspend. Details are below; More than £1 billion in apprenticeship levy funding paid by employers expired unused between May 2020 and February 2021 alone, it has been revealed. In a written answer to a...

Updated Employer Incentives

Updated Employer Incentives

Last week the government announced the updated employer incentives for apprenticeships and an extension to the current Traineeship incentive scheme for employers. We have detailed the information below; Recruit an Apprentice Incentive The incentive has been increased...

National Careers Week #NCW2021

National Careers Week #NCW2021

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education....

The Apprenticeship Service

From 1st April 2021, all new apprenticeships will be managed and funded using the apprenticeship service. All employers hiring apprentices will need to have an apprenticeship service account in order to access funding.  Levy paying employers will already have this...

NATIONAL INSURANCE BREAKS FOR EMPLOYERS OF APPRENTICES UNDER 25

NATIONAL INSURANCE BREAKS FOR EMPLOYERS OF APPRENTICES UNDER 25

From 6 April 2016, if you employ an apprentice you may not need to pay employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) on their earnings below £827 a week (£43,000 a year). They must be under 25 years old and following an approved UK government statutory...

We Love Apprenticeships because..

We Love Apprenticeships because..

To celebrate #NAW21 and to keep in with the theme of St Valentines Day, we wanted to share with you why we 💖 Apprenticeships! #NAW21 #Buildthefuture #weloveapprenticeships #iloveapprenticeshipsbecause

Guide to Apprenticeships

Guide to Apprenticeships

As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school, and in this guide, we outline information and benefits about apprenticeships as a key route into a successful...

Celebrating Achievements

Celebrating Achievements

We hope you have enjoyed our posts this week to celebrate #NAW21. Today we are celebrating some of our recent achievers who have passed their End Point Assessment. Congratulations to everyone who has passed recently. #Celebrations#Achievements#BuildthefutureFire...

Thank you, Thursday

Thank you, Thursday

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021, they wanted each day to have a theme. 11th February 2021 is Thank you Thursday. We wanted to share some of our recent learner's messages of thanks to us.

#Askanapprentice

#Askanapprentice

Wow, we cannot believe it's day 3 of #NAW21 already and it's a little frosty this morning! Today's theme is #askanapprentice. Troy Ratcliffe, shared his views on completing an apprenticeship with us. You can view all of our reviews on The Apprenticeship Directory....

#Askanemployer

#Askanemployer

It's Day 2 of #NAW21. The theme for today is #askanemployer so throughout the day we will be sharing feedback from some of the employers we work with. Apprenticeships not only benefit learners but they offer a variety of benefits for employers too! Sam...

Mythbusting Apprenticeships

Mythbusting Apprenticeships

The most common misconception of apprenticeships is that people think they are only for school leavers wanting to get into a trade to become a plumber or electrician. As part of #NAW21, we thought we would share with you...

Build the future

Build the future

Let's Build the future! As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we understand that it's different this year as the celebrations will be digital instead of holding events across the United Kingdom. But even though the way we are celebrating is not the same...

Choose a Charity Winner

Choose a Charity Winner

Congratulations to Bliss Charity who have been chosen at random to receive a total of £300 donation from us. We asked the public to nominate their chosen charity and we used a random wheel selector to chose the charity. Bliss Charity offers support to families and...

Is an Apprenticeship right for me?

Is an Apprenticeship right for me?

Have you ever asked yourself "Is an Apprenticeship right for me? We know that deciding what path to take after school can be daunting and with so much information to digest it can feel like a maze. When leaving school, teachers may only give you certain options such...

End Point Assessment

End Point Assessment

End point assessment (EPA) is an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that your apprentice has learned throughout an apprenticeship, which confirms that they are occupationally competent. Assessments have been designed by employers in the sector and are...

Managing Remote Teams

Managing Remote Teams

We have embedded a new module into our CMI Team Leader Supervisor Level 3 and CMI Operation/Departmental Manager Level 5 to help to provide leaders with the skills to manage a remote team. Things we cover in the module; Pro's and con's of remote working Tips on how to...

Apprenticeships: Benefits for Employers

Apprenticeships: Benefits for Employers

There are many great benefits to employers in taking on an Apprentice Save on the costs of recruitment Recruiting new staff is costly and can come with risks. Up-skilling existing staff is a great way to ensure your organisation has the capable personnel you need,...