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Making the Most of the Apprenticeship Levy

Apprenticeships Strategy

In April 2017, the Apprenticeship Levy came into effect and started shaking up the world of training, education and recruitment in the U.K. Yet, many companies are still struggling to understand levy requirements and how to fully utilise the opportunities it brings.

For some, however, the levy is working. The DfE reports that there have been 67,200 levy-supported starts so far. The new system is helping develop or reinforce apprenticeship programmes that meet business goals; ensuring funds are flowing, teams are growing, and the results are showing. But what does it take to get there? How can L&D teams overcome resistance and challenges in order to truly leverage the levy?

To find out, we spoke to organisations who have been awarded for their apprenticeship strategy and asked them to share best practice in this emerging territory.

Finish reading the ''Making the Most of the Apprenticeship Levy'' article to learn how to:

  • Invest your funds before you lose them
  • Maintain quality with smart recruitment
  • Demonstrate ROI to secure executive buy-in
  • Make the most of the 20% off-the-job rule
  • Partner with training providers
  • Prepare your strategy for the future of apprenticeships

Featuring practical advice from professionals who have been recognised for their apprenticeship strategy at Softcat, Anchor, and the Natural History Museum of London, this article is part of the U.K. L&D Report 2018: Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy. 

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What's included?

  • The employee training budgets, training topics, and training methods of organisations in 2018.

  • Practical advice from L&D leaders to help you adopt new technologies, nurture a learning culture, get the most from the apprenticeship levy and measure and promote the value of workplace learning.

  • How learning professionals rate the executive engagement in learning, assess the impact of training and more!

U.K. L&D Report: 2018
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