The apprenticeship levy has attracted a lot of criticism of late, with many questioning why the scope is now so broad it's possible to gain an MBA. Roisin Woolnough looks at the competing arguments for more management-focused apprenticeships.
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.
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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 how organisations have responded to the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
Roles open to apprentices have grown by almost a fifth, vastly outstripping growth in graduate jobs.
Updated to include guidance from the NHS Staff Council in relation to pay and conditions of apprentices in the NHS.
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.
Mencap is urging employers to use apprenticeships to increase levels of employment for people with learning disabilities.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to apprenticeships.