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All about apprenticeships.


Apprenticeships offer a seriously valuable way for companies to recruit, train and retain highly skilled new or existing staff. With funding support via the Apprenticeship Levy and other government initiatives, companies have never been in a better position to utilise the benefits of apprenticeships.

Here you'll find everything you need to know about apprenticeships in one handy place - from understanding the levy to finding training for your apprentices. Get going!

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Latest Apprenticeship Articles:

Last updated: 18 Jun 2018

How Much of the Levy is Being Spent on Apprenticeships?

Last updated: 18/06/2018

Fast facts on the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy, including the number of levy-supported apprenticeships and how much of the levy has been spent on apprenticeship training.

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Apprenticeships: Frameworks vs Standards

Last updated: 18/06/2018

By 2020 apprenticeship frameworks will be replaced by employer-led standards to improve the quality of learning apprentices receive. Learn more about the benefits of apprenticeship standards and where to find them...

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How SMEs can Benefit from Apprenticeships

Last updated: 18/06/2018

Apprenticeships aren't just for levy-paying employers, they can be a major benefit to businesses of all sizes. Find out more about how SMEs can make the most of apprenticeships and funding...

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Using the Apprenticeship Levy to Train Existing Staff

Last updated: 18/06/2018

Many employers are looking to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy to train existing staff - but how can this be done correctly? Find the answers!

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Autumn Budget 2017: What Does it Mean for Apprenticeships?

Last updated: 18/06/2018

On Wednesday 22nd November, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond outlined the Autumn Budget. But what was said about apprenticeships? And what could it mean for levy-payers, aspiring-apprentices, and the skills-gap as a whole? 

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Levy Leaders: How Softcat Makes Apprenticeships Work

Last updated: 18/06/2018

Are you looking to learn how to make the most of the Apprenticeship Levy? We spoke to Laura Sneath, Apprentice Programme Lead at Softcat, to see how the company has successfully utilised the Levy to strengthen its apprenticeship programmes.

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Levy Leaders: How Anchor Makes Apprenticeships Work

Last updated: 18/06/2018

Are you keen to learn how companies are successfully utilising the Apprenticeship Levy? We spoke with Katie Rankin, Qualifications & Apprenticeships Manager at Anchor, to find out how they have made the Levy work for their apprenticeships strategy.

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How Sales Apprenticeships are Set to Give the Sales Profession the Credibility it Deserves

Last updated: 18/06/2018

We speak to Pareto Law about the new Level 4 Business to Business Sales Apprenticeship - and how its finally giving the sales profession the credibility it deserves.

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Video: Thinking of Taking on an Apprentice?

Last updated: 18/06/2018

Not sure if apprenticeships are right for your company? Take a look at our video guide to the benefits of company apprenticeship programmes and find out where to start.

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The Increasing Importance of Apprenticeships

Last updated: 18/06/2018

The past year or so has been quite dramatic for the UK and its economy, bringing about an unknown future, particularly for our younger generations. There are a number of factors that are causing young adults to seriously consider the best path for them to take towards their career, whether that’s through university, college or an apprenticeship. 

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The Levy and Leadership: Investing in Managers Through Apprenticeships

Last updated: 18/06/2018

We speak to Square Mile Leadership to find out how leadership apprenticeships work, how they will impact the management sector, and how companies can overcome challenges brought about by the levy.

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Apprenticeship Levy Planning, Problems and Processes

Last updated: 18/06/2018

Employers are still trying to get their heads around the Apprenticeship Levy; the Government's initiative to try to increase the number of UK apprenticeships by 2020. We spoke with The Education and Skills Partnership (ESP), to find out exactly how companies are responding - and what they can do to get the most from the levy. 

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Procurement Apprenticeships - Supply, Demand and the Impact of the Levy

Last updated: 18/06/2018

Interested to learn how the Apprenticeship Levy is impacting the procurement industry? We speak to SR Supply Chain Consultants about procurement apprenticeships - and gain key insights into how companies are benefiting from the levy.

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The Changing Face of Apprenticeships

Last updated: 18/06/2018

UK apprenticeships are getting a major face lift this year with the introduction of new funding and standards. But how is the initiative changing perceptions of apprenticeships? Findcourses explores.

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The Apprenticeship Levy: Employer Plans, Perspectives & Predictions

Last updated: 18/06/2018

The Apprenticeship Levy is coming into effect in April - but with the reform right around the corner, how are employers planning to respond? Do they have a plan? And what are their major concerns? Findcourses has put together the results of its recent employer survey.

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The Apprenticeship Levy: What You Need to Know

Last updated: 18/06/2018

UK apprenticeships are undergoing a major reform. Quality standards and frameworks are being reformed to better meet employer and learner needs - and the way apprenticeships will be funded is changing. Find out how it will work and what you need to do to prepare and benefit from the initiative.