The apprenticeship minister Lord Agnew, told parliament that between May 2017 and April 2018 levy paying employers drew down only 10% from their apprenticeship funds accounts*. The UK Government is investing in the country’s future talent and wants employers to create 3 million apprenticeship jobs by 2020 supported by apprenticeship funds.
Why aren’t employers using their Apprenticeship Funds?
At NowSkills we engage with employers in apprenticeships all the time. We offer advice and guidance and by listening to employers we believe that there are 3 main reasons why there aren’t more employers hiring apprentices:
1. Employers struggle to find specialist digital & IT apprenticeship course
2. Employers struggle to find work-ready apprentices
3. Employers are confused by the complex apprenticeship system
NowSkills’ Digital Apprenticeship Standards with full Apprenticeship Funds included
As a specialist IT-only apprenticeship provider we’re biased towards digital apprenticeships (see point #1 above). In addition, we have built our new Digital Apprenticeship Standards of which we are proud of. They’re different, relevant, engaging and include classroom, 1-2-1 and online training as part of your apprentice’s training and support.
- Development apprentices Course Outline
- Networking apprentices Course Outline
- Online Marketing apprentices course outline
Lots and lots of quality IT applicants
Each month we receive over 500 applications from IT enthusiasts all looking for an IT apprenticeship. We have developers, web designers, hardware specialists and social media experts all with one thing in common: they’re all looking for a chance to show an employer what they can do. We spend time with our learners preparing them for interviews and helping them in the early days of their career.
If your experience of IT apprentices hasn’t been good, why not try us out and meet some of our learners? We match roles to skills and location. That’s why we have a 94% successful completion rate (Aug 17 – July 18)
Free assistance for employers
We understand that the apprenticeship world can be confusing at times. Is the thought of having to deal with forms, funding rules and procedures putting you off? Don’t worry, as your trusty advisors; NowSkills can assist you from beginning to end.
If you’d like a conversation with us about how we can help you identify talent using this excellent apprenticeship system, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
Call Back Request
0151 539 9090 – 0161 714 1410
*Source: FE Week 12th June 2018.
Check out our Apprentice Levy guidance posts…
(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)