The Apprenticeship Levy launches today...
In November 2015 the Government announced its commitment to increasing the growth of apprenticeships as a viable and significant option for developing skills and employment opportunities. The levy will be collected from today (6th April 2017). The Apprenticeship reforms are significant and will have major implications for NHS organisations, including:
- NHS organisations will be some of the largest levy payers and it is estimated that in excess of £35m will be paid into the Levy by North West NHS organisations
- To meet the public sector target organisations will to significantly increase the number of apprenticeship starts. It is estimated that to meet the Public Sector target of over 4000 apprenticeships starts will need to be achieved by NHS organisations.