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HR managers: are you using the Apprenticeship Levy?

If your company pays into the Apprenticeship Levy, it’s possible that the very mention of it brings a collective shudder.

I understand that it may be a bit frustrating. But have you given thought to how your company can use it?

The funds your company pay into the levy should be reframed as being part of your training budget. You’ve got a fantastic opportunity to develop your workforce. This is important.

Why?

A highly trained workforce brings many benefits. Your staff will gain up-to-date industry knowledge, and therefore a better capacity to solve problems and think innovatively.

Just as important is the credibility among peers that industry-approved learning gives.

If you’re not using the Levy, why? You may be surprised how flexible apprenticeships can be.

Don’t forget: it’s vital to choose the right member of staff for the apprenticeship. But don’t worry -- this is covered through suitability checks, for example a basic level of Maths and English is required.

One more thing, and it’s important. There’s just two years left for you to use the Levy*. Don’t miss out!

Sorry, there’s a just one more thing (promise!). DPG offers HR apprenticeships at Level 3 or Level 5. Get everything you need to know about it by clicking this link. We also have a comprehensive guide to the Levy, that you can read here.

 

*If your company started paying in from April 2017, your funds will expire in April 2019. For more information, head over to the government website.

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