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#FIRMday Manchester 9th March 2017: Kate Temple-Brown: 20 Challenges of the Apprenticeship Levy

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Starting with a Dream: How the Apprenticeship Reforms can help your organisation create a best in class development proposition. Kate Temple-Brown is an optimistic practitioner who has spent the past year delving into Gov.uk and speaking to experts in order to understand the best way for organisations to maximise the Apprenticeship Levy opportunity and see how leveraging these changes can lead to attracting, hiring and retaining a more diverse and better skilled population in a cost effective way.

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#FIRMday Manchester 9th March 2017: Kate Temple-Brown: 20 Challenges of the Apprenticeship Levy

  1. 1. 20 Challenges of TheApprenticeship Levy www.strategicapprenticeships.com
  2. 2. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 1: The Proposition 20 Challenges of the Levy
  3. 3. 20 Challenges of the Levy Employer pays a 0.5% levy, which is ring-fenced by HMRC to fund apprenticeships ​Employer creates an online account, into which DoE pays digital vouchers ​Employer attracts, assesses and hires new candidates for DoE-accredited training initiatives ​Employer pays training providers with digital vouchers from its online account ​Apprentices receive training, and training providers redeem vouchers with DoE
  4. 4. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 2: Lack of Clarity
  5. 5. Lack of Clarity • Digital Apprenticeship System • Yet to be decided: • How to spend vouchers • How to find Training Providers RoATP • Standard sign off • Non Levy payers • Assessment & Assessors • Eligibility
  6. 6. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 3: 20% away from Desk Training
  7. 7. 20% away from desk training • Technology • Creativity • Evening Classes = ACCA CFA CIMA
  8. 8. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 4: Where are We Now?
  9. 9. Where are we now? • 4 / 10 businesses have no understanding or awareness of the Apprenticeship Levy • Holistic View / Readiness Model • Talent / HR Wide
  10. 10. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 5: Transition evolution
  11. 11. Transition • Framework withdrawal began in May 2016 • Framework vs Standards • Approval of Standards – up to 2 years
  12. 12. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 6: “Apprentice”
  13. 13. Old vs New Apprentices • Vocational vs Professional • Eligibility Changes • De mystifying
  14. 14. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 7: Decentralisation
  15. 15. Decentralisation • Out of London, Out of the UK • Sharing content digitally • Certification recognised internationally
  16. 16. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 8: More than CSR Benevolence Kind hands?
  17. 17. More than CSR • Workforce Planning • School Leaver vs Graduate roles • Pipeline
  18. 18. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 9: Engagement
  19. 19. Engagement • External & Internal Communication • New and Existing • EVP
  20. 20. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 10: Timeline
  21. 21. Timeline • April 2017 • 24 months • Seasonal recruitment Cycle
  22. 22. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 11: Staffing Small team of people
  23. 23. Staffing • Early Careers Teams • Seasonal recruitment Grads vs School Leavers • Staff costs not included • Strategic Partners and Training Providers • Maximising the Funding
  24. 24. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 12: Support Parochial support of apprentices
  25. 25. Support • SFA are employer focused • Training Providers • Pastoral Care • Programme Manager • Funding DAS Manager For Employers: For Apprentices:
  26. 26. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 13: Logistics
  27. 27. Logistics • How Much? • Cross HR Team • Strategy Innovation • Diversity • Talent • Early Careers • Recruitment • L&D • FD • Exec • Board • PM
  28. 28. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 14: Available Standards
  29. 29. Standards • over 2,400 standards approved and in progress • Approval process • Trailblazers
  30. 30. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 15: Protecting L&D Ringfences round L&D Or a bouncer!
  31. 31. Protecting L&D • Budgets • Wider Talent Strategy • Understanding the Levy
  32. 32. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 16: Brexit Brexit logo? Were out?
  33. 33. Brexit • Immediate Focus • Skills gaps • Visas • Long Term Planning
  34. 34. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 17: England Only
  35. 35. England Only • Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland • 2018 implementation
  36. 36. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 18: Workforce Planning
  37. 37. Workforce Planning • WFP and Skills mapping • Career Development • Talent Mapping • Retention, Skills gaps, Productivity, Learner Led Development
  38. 38. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 19: Will it last? A flash in a frying pan?!?!
  39. 39. Will It Last? • Skills Gap • UK Productivity • £3,000,000,000 • 2,000,000 Apprentices by 2020 • T-Level funding
  40. 40. 20 Challenges of the Levy Number 20: The Noise
  41. 41. The Noise • Read before you register • Strategic Partners • Recommendations and Networks

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