East Riding College provides expert guidance on Apprenticeship Levy

23rd February 2017 5:09pm - Return to press releases



Over 30 delegates from some of the region’s largest companies attended an Apprenticeship Levy Workshop at East Riding College last week. 

The video case study above was shared at the Apprenticeship Levy event.  It features Dovecote Park, one of the College's large employers who run an apprenticeship scheme at their site.

 The event was held to help employers understand the complex funding changes that are due to take place in May 2017.  Changes include the introduction of an apprenticeship levy for employers with a pay bill of over £3m per year and the introduction of other payments and incentives.  The event included a key-note speech from the Skills Funding Agency. 


Delegates also got advice on using the levy to support the strategic aims of their business, making the most of the opportunities the changes present, and an understanding of how businesses can engage with The Apprenticeship Service, a new online way for employers to manage their apprenticeship levy and find providers.


Richard Sellick, Assistant Director, Business Developments said, “The event was really well received and really worthwhile for the employers who attended.  A lot of changes are on their way for apprenticeships, and we’re here to help businesses navigate their way through them.  It’s important for the College - as a long-established and trusted provider of high quality apprenticeships - to make sure things go as smoothly as possible, and that employers aren’t put off recruiting apprentices by the added complexity the new approach brings.  In fact, as we explained at the event, there are some good business opportunities for employers under the new rules and standards, and the College is here to help them make the most of that.”


To find out more about the changes to apprenticeships, or get advice about recruiting an apprentice, speak to the Business Development Unit at East Riding College on 01482 390888 or [email protected]