Small business owners may believe in the ethos behind apprenticeships, but many feel they lack the time, resources or knowhow to take on one themselves.
The Chancellor put himself in the driving seat to ‘Restart’ the economy but the ignition failed and someone appears to have stolen the satnav.
Ahead of the chancellor’s July statement, when extra funding for training and skills is expected to be announced, Nigel Morris, tax director at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, says the apprenticeship levy has failed to help the government reach its target of 3 million new apprenticeships, and any new training fund must be less bureaucratic.
Half of apprenticeship courses in England have been accused of being “fake” by an education think tank.
Laine Brew Company, the independent pub and brewing business is unveiling a new brewing apprenticeship scheme that seeks to attract and inspire budding brewers from diverse backgrounds.
Urgent steps must be taken by Government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy in England, so firms can offer more of the high-quality training they need to succeed.
More than £3bn in apprenticeship levy funding in England remains untouched, as organisations use only 14 per cent of available funding.
As employers wait for Government consultation, research reveals 92% say they want to see flexibility in how they can spend funds
Deciding between University and work can be challenging. However, an option that is becoming increasingly popular is to undertake an apprenticeship in a specific field.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – the driving forces behind business growth across West Yorkshire and the City Region – have funded almost 4,000 new apprenticeships in just two years, according to latest figures.