In this week's podcast, we give an overview of the apprenticeships system, focusing on the situation for employers in England.
Revised to reflect the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and the move away from apprenticeship "frameworks" towards apprenticeship "standards".
New Regulations requiring companies with a wage bill of more than £3 million to pay an apprenticeship levy come into force today.
Practical guidance on employing an apprentice in England, including the apprenticeship levy and the funding of apprenticeships; apprenticeship standards and frameworks; selecting a training provider; and recruiting an apprentice.
From Thursday, large companies must begin to pay a levy to help fund apprenticeships in the UK. Jill Shedden MBE, group HR director at Centrica, argues that the levy is a chance for companies to get out more than they put in.
An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an apprentice whose contract of apprenticeship, which was due to run for four years, was terminated after less than two years.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to apprenticeships.