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Apprenticeships are on the decline… but why?

The government states that the number of Apprenticeships starts between August 2017 – January 2018 have declined by 24%

The government has released a statement regarding the uptake of Apprenticeships. Between August 2017 – January 2018 there has been a declined by a massive 24% in comparison to the same time frame the previous year….

This (perhaps annoyingly for the government) has coincidently occurred when the much-debated Apprenticeship levy was brought in, but is this the reason?

The levy was introduced to improve the countries skills with the aim of increasing the number of apprenticeship uptakes to 3 million by 2020.  

Use Your Levy Don’t Lose It!

Figures out from the Department for Education show that just over half of Apprenticeship levy payers have registered for their digital account and are therefore able to spend their levy money on training. Conversely this means that many haven’t, effectively they are writing off the money they have paid.

5 Steps to get the most out of your Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy has now been in place a few months. You have started to pay it, why not get the benefit of it and use it?  Here’s how to get your Apprenticeships started?

Apprenticeships are for anyone over the age of 16 and can be for new recruits or current employees. In fact, many Levy payers are using their funds to upskill their permanent staff. To get the most of any training it is all in the planning and management of your programme.

National Apprenticeship Week - Benefits of Apprenticeships for Employers

Experience is vital in gaining the necessary skills and knowledge required to build a successful career, which is why many people opt to take on Apprenticeships as an effective means of climbing up the career ladder. Although there’s an endless list of factors that job hunters as well as existing employees can benefit from by undertaking Apprenticeships, it’s important not to neglect the fact that such programmes are mutually beneficial to both parties, as employers place their organization at a greater advantage, not only by hiring new apprentices, but also by putting current employees through Apprenticeship training and development too.

Below are 3 different ways that you as an employer can take your business to the next level by providing further training opportunities to your workforce through Apprenticeships.