CIPP webcast on the Apprenticeship Levy

29 July 2016

The CIPP Policy Team has produced a short webcast explaining what the Apprenticeship Levy is, how it is calculated, paid and reported and some of the implications employers need to consider ahead of the April 2017 implementation.

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An apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future. 82%* of employers believe that hiring apprentices help businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

What does an apprenticeship look like?

We can help you find an apprentice for your business. An apprenticeship can typically include:

  • A recognised qualification relevant to your industry
  • Functional skills in mathematics, english and information communications technology, if they are needed

Apprenticeship learning can take place in your working environment with minimal disruption and normally takes between 12 and 15 months.

What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice?

  • 47%* of apprenticeship employers have recommended apprenticeships to other employers
  • Apprenticeships are a tried and tested way of recruiting new staff, retraining or upskilling your existing workforce that are returning from a break in their career
  • An apprenticeship improves individuals effectiveness as well as that of the organisation
  • They are an effective way of bringing new ideas into your business
  • An apprentice will provide you with a skilled work force in the future

Can anyone be an apprentice and how much will this cost my business?

Yes. However, this depends on the individual apprentice and the cost will depend on:

  • The age of the apprentice
  • Their current qualification level
  • If the apprentice is studying
  • Residential status

We can advise you as further rules apply.

Can I receive financial assistance?

The government are currently offering two incentives**, these are:

  • Apprenticeship Grant for Employers for those learners aged between 16–24
  • Department for Work and Pensions Wage incentive scheme for those learners aged between 18–24

While we cannot influence if and when these funds will be paid, we can support you in making an application.

What do we provide?

We can work with you to:

  • Advertise, interview and recruit apprentices
  • Deliver an individually tailored apprenticeship programme for the learner
  • Provide a network of specialist assessors to work with your apprentice, offering them support and mentoring throughout their apprenticeship

In addition we will provide your apprentice with:

  • A safe learning environment to build their knowledge and succeed in their apprenticeship
  • Trial student membership of the CIPP including all the benefits that this provides
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For more information and to discuss recruiting an apprentice please email us or phone 0121 712 1040.