Apprenticeships

Information on opportunities to have apprenticeships in your schools, including details on the government's apprenticeship levy. 

The Apprenticeship Levy

In 2017 the government set a target of recruiting 3 million apprentices by the year 2020. The introduction of the apprenticeship levy is intended to support this initiative.

The apprenticeship levy will only be paid by employers who have an annual payroll bill of £3 million or over, including schools and trusts. From April 2017, 0.5% of an employer's pay bill will be collected by HMRC monthly via PAYE as a hypothecated tax, which means it can only be spent on apprenticeship training. Employers (subject to connected companies' rules) will receive an allowance of £15,000.

The levy funds can be used to fund apprenticeship training for existing members of staff as CPD and new apprentice employees.

WFALS has developed an offer which includes free consultation to support schools to maximise on the benefits presented by the apprenticeship levy.

Their consultation service will assist you by:

  • Informing you about how apprenticeships can help you to 'grow your own future talent' or support the skills development of existing members of staff.
  • Providing advice on the steps you need to take to administer your levy.
  • Keeping you informed of the government incentives on offer.
  • Planning and delivering apprenticeship training that meets your needs.

Find out more about Apprenticeships in Waltham Forest.

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Centre provided the academy with enthusiastic and talented apprentices. The apprentices supported the academy tackling skill shortages by mixing their fresh ideas with the specialised new skills learnt while working

For a detailed consultation on how the apprenticeship levy will affect your school, please contact the Samantha Whenman in the Apprenticeship Team using the details below.

Telephone: 020 8496 2976 / 020 8496 2029 / 020 8496 2981
Email: sam.whenman@walthamforest.gov.uk

Last update: Tuesday 13th of August 2019 03:57:40 PM