The Apprenticeship Levy Explained By Stewart Segal Video Series

Every week, we will be uploading an episode from our video series, The Apprenticeship Levy Explained by Stewart Segal. Our Director of Strategy at 3aaa Apprenticeships will be answering questions and explaining the Apprenticeship Levy in detail, ahead of its introduction in April 2017. This week, Stewart explains how the 3aaa Apprenticeship Levy Management Team have been working on the Levy, helping employers get ready for its implementation next year and how 3aaa Apprenticeships are approaching the Apprenticeship Levy as a company.

This week’s video questions are:

Can you give us an Apprenticeship Levy update?
How are 3aaa Apprenticeships approaching the new Apprenticeship Levy?
How can 3aaa Apprenticeship help businesses with their Levy contribution?

 

 

Can you give us an Apprenticeship Levy update?

We’ve been working on the Apprenticeship Levy for well over a year now and the good news is, we know that the Apprenticeship Levy will be going ahead in April 2017. More employers are working with us to get the best value from the Levy contributions. The Levy is a real commitment to the Apprenticeship programme and many more employers are taking an interest in how they can develop an Apprenticeship strategy that really delivers in terms of their skill needs.

How are 3aaa Apprenticeships approaching the new Apprenticeship Levy?

We’ve been working with a number of different employers in a range of sectors so that they understand the Levy, what commitments they are making in terms of what payments they will make from May 2017 and what benefit they can get from the Apprenticeship programme. Many of them didn’t realise they can train existing employees, as well as new employees. Many of them didn’t realise that the programmes go from entry level all the way through to degree Apprenticeships. So many employers are now beginning to understand the sort of programmes that they can deliver and we are helping them to put those plans together.

How can 3aaa Apprenticeships help businesses with their Levy contributions?

Most businesses have a shortage of skills in some way and find it hard to recruit the right people at the right time. Perhaps even more importantly, they’ve got gaps in their skill needs with their existing employees. This can go from board level with senior management programmes, all the way through to entry level. Companies are bringing people into the industry and giving them the entry level skills and we’re able to provide them with a one-stop-shop to put those plans together throughout all of the levels of the organisation and throughout the country in terms of delivering the Apprenticeship programmes.

 

To watch all of the videos from Stewart’s series click here.

To watch episode two: Once we have spent our Levy contribution, can we take on more Apprentices? – click here.

To watch episode three: We work with more than one Training Provider, how will our Levy contribution be split? – click here.

To watch episode four: How will the administrative costs for the Levy be covered? – click here.

To watch episode five: Can companies claim back money for Apprentices who leave part way through their qualification? – click here.


To find out more about how 3aaa Apprenticeships could help your organisation get Apprenticeship Levy Ready, contact our 3aaa Apprenticeship Levy Management Team today on 0330 124 3224 or at apprenticeshiplevy@3aaa.co.uk

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