Apprenticeships

The Apprenticeships Levy - share your thoughts

Ahead of Apprenticeships Week in early March and our upcoming BQ2 special report on apprenticeships, we want to hear your thoughts on the Apprenticeship Levy and how it will affect your business.

On 6 April 2017, the way that the Government funds apprenticeships will change with the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. The levy will require all UK employers with a pay bill of over £3 million each year to invest in apprenticeships.

With the introduction of the levy fast approaching, there's a lot of information to take in. Here at BQ we're keen to find out how businesses like yours will be affected by the levy and what your training and development priorities are for the coming year. 

Angela Anderson from Zenith People comments: "The apprenticeship levy poses a real opportunity for forward thinking businesses to put the training and development of current staff and future recruits at the centre of their business growth and improvement plans. 

"By thinking of it as an investment opportunity rather than a tax and by utilising the full scope of apprenticeship training options, organisations can link the upskilling and development of their employees to their business objectives and engage their workforce in the achievement of those objectives through new and/or improved capability and increased motivation.  Given it has to be paid anyway, organisations should look upon it as an exciting opportunity!"

What are your thoughts? Let us know by completing our short survey.