National Apprenticeship Week is running from 6 to 10 March, aiming to demonstrate the many benefits that apprenticeships can bring. By raising awareness and to encourage employers to recruit apprentices and assist individuals to choose an apprenticeship as a fantastic opportunity with launching a career.
Nationally, schools, colleges, employers and training organisations support the week by holding events and hosting activities to promote apprenticeship opportunities.
The Apprenticeship Levy
The new apprenticeship levy will come into effect from 6 April 2017. The levy will be applied to all organisations, not just those that have, or intend to use, apprentices. The funds generated will be used by the government to help pay for the cost of apprenticeship training.
With National Apprenticeship Week now a fixture on the calendar, the opportunity to engage with an expert on these new standards and to start engaging with local businesses has never been easier. With so many sources of information readily available, being informed and starting conversations is going to be key in being ready with these latest developments.
With an anticipated 3 million apprenticeships being created by 2020, Aspire Training Team have already started speaking to local employers about developing their apprenticeship. So whether you are thinking about an apprenticeship or an employer looking for an apprenticeship provider. Speak with an expert to get your strategy right now, the opportunities could be monumental in your decision.