Almost half (46%) of employers plan to repackage their existing training schemes as new apprenticeships in order to access their £15,000 training fund provided by the apprenticeship levy.
News that apprenticeship start numbers had plummeted following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April led to criticism of the new system from many. David Willett from the Open University, urges employers to make their levy pay.
The number of people starting apprenticeships in England has fallen by 59% after the introduction of the apprenticeship levy earlier this year.
XpertHR research looks at the learning and development priorities for employers over the coming year, and trends in spending in this area.
XpertHR research looks at how organisations have responded to the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
It found that 54% of levy-paying organisations have already accessed their "levy pot" of funding, towards which they pay a portion of payroll each month via PAYE, while 25% plan to.
We provide guidance on how you can maximise the opportunities apprenticeships create - regardless of whether your organisation is paying the apprenticeship levy or already operates an apprenticeship scheme.
In this week's podcast, we give an overview of the apprenticeships system, focusing on the situation for employers in England.
New Regulations requiring companies with a wage bill of more than £3 million to pay an apprenticeship levy come into force today.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to learning and development costs and budget.