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Building Futures – The University of Manchester Apprenticeship Programme

08 Jun 2017

Following the announcement of increased funds to deliver apprenticeship training at the University, we are now holding a series of workshops for staff who may be recruiting apprentices, or who manage staff that may be eligible to take advantage of the levy fund

The Apprenticeship Levy has been introduced by the Government to improve vocational skills in all sectors. Employers with a payroll of over £3 million per annum, such as ourselves, are required to pay an annual levy to support the Government scheme – which will see an additional three million apprenticeship places in England by 2020.

The University’s levy payment will be circa £1.9 million from which we can use funds to deliver apprenticeship training from level two through to degree level – for us this means that staff at all levels will be eligible to access a programme.

It presents us with an opportunity to build on our commitment to apprenticeships as a vehicle for investing in future talent and to ensure that the existing workforce has access to enhanced skills development opportunities.

Directors of Faculty Operations and Heads of School Administration will have the opportunity to attend workshops to find out more about Building Futures up until the end of July.