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Forum - Apprenticeships


An apprenticeship is a type of vocational education that usually combines practical training in a real workplace with classroom learning. With the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and other funding support from the government, apprenticeships are becoming a popular way for UK employers to recruit, train and retain highly skilled new or existing staff. 

Most apprenticeships result in a qualification - and indeed continued employment - so many individuals are choosing to take apprenticeships as an alternative to higher or traditional education. 

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Despite all the benefits of apprenticeships - the regulations surrounding funding and the logistics of taking on an apprentice can sometimes be confusing. Post your apprenticeship questions in this forum thread and get advice from your peers as well as the team.

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1 Employing an apprentice - confusing?? 15/03/2018   Debbie As a small business we don't even know where to start with an apprentice... also, not sure if we are entitled to the levy people are talking about. Thanks for the help
1 How many apprenticeship standards are there? 23/02/2018   Jon Hi there, just wondering how many actual approved apprenticeship standards there are? I've heard that new ones are being released all the time, is there any where where one can see them all?
1 how many apprentices (apprenticees?/apprentici?) 19/10/2017   Stephen Hi there! I was wondering what the limit of people is with the apprenticeship levy? Could I hire an unlimited number or will I only be able to hire one? Or could you hire multiple apprentici a...
1 Does the levy apply to me? 19/10/2017   Poppy Clark I'm quite keen to learn about the apprenticeship levy but am not sure if I am eligible. I'm originally from England but currently reside in Wales. Does the levy apply to the entirety of the UK...
3 Using the levy for existing staff 19/10/2017   Harriet Hopton I have received quite conflicting advice in regards to how the levy funds can be used for existing staff. I’ve been told they don’t have to be promoted into apprenticeship roles. Can anyone cl...
3 apprenticeship tax ? 10/03/2017   George R. I'm confused about the new apprenticeship tax, do I have to start paying for more training for my apprentices?
2 Who are apprenticeships meant for? 10/07/2014   Jamie Hi just wondering if you know who apprenticeships are actually meant to be for? Are they for adults or students? I want to get back into the work place and need a qualification to get a job, ...

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