Apprenticeship Levy Presents Unique Opportunity for Academies

Apprenticeship Levy Presents Unique Opportunity for Academies As an Academy Business Manager or School Bursar you’ve no doubt seen by now the additional National Insurance contribution you’re now making by way of the Apprenticeship Levy payment. It’s possible you’re still wondering how to make the most of the opportunities that the reforms present. It is

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End of National Living Wage for Job Seekers

Does the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and reforms mean the end of the Living Wage for Job Seekers? You’re probably aware by now that the apprenticeship reforms finally began in April 2017 with changes to the funding rules and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. Whilst there are obvious positives for employers and employees

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Front page business news

The Apprentice Finder becomes front page business news You probably already know by now that one of our recent apprentice placements has won a national award with the training provider she’s enrolled with. For those that don’t, Chloe Gill at Trafficlear became Baltic Training Services Apprentice of the Year in March this year. As a

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National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage for apprentices As we work with our clients to provide them with suitable apprentices, we often encounter confusion regarding the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. This post aims to remove that confusion… Anyone in the first 12 months of an apprenticeship scheme regardless of age can be paid the National Minimum Wage

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Apprenticeships are changing, here’s how…

Apprenticeships are changing, here’s how… Changes to how apprenticeships are funded were covered a couple of months ago in our article on The Apprenticeship Levy. Rather than focus on the changes themselves, this article gives a few ideas how employers can make apprenticeships work to their advantage once the changes come in this April. If

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Apprenticeship Levy: An update

Apprenticeship Levy: An update for employers An alarming 39% of employers have still not heard about the Apprenticeship Levy which is due to begin in April 2017. If you’re one of those employers, please read on. If you are already aware of the levy then this article gives the most recent update. Changes to apprenticeships

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Here’s why you should write your new apprentice a welcome letter

Write your new apprentice a welcome letter Setting on a new apprentice? Set them up for success with a welcome letter to your new apprentice that gets them excited for their first day, prepares them for induction, and give the necessary first day info. We’ve added a template you can use below, but you do have

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