There is no reason not to take your Suffolk business to new heights by keeping up to date with contemporary and classic floristry techniques and attracting new clients.
As an employer in a competitive market, you will have thought about training for you and your staff to keep up with ever-changing demands from your dynamic customer base. Perhaps you would like certifiable evidence of your expertise to show to your clients?
Funeral Directors in Suffolk are urged to consider work-based training for staff
SME’s in Suffolk and the UK are turning to Apprenticeships to fill skills gaps by recruiting fresh, new talent or by encouraging existing members of staff to develop their skills. This is driven forward by the government’s 2020 Apprenticeship Vision which aims to deliver 3 million quality Apprenticeship starts by 2020.
Your practice could benefit from this Level 5 course, at no cost
Did you know, with a Level 5 Diploma in Management your practice manager can learn to take on additional responsibilities such as risk management, analysing turnover issues and quality auditing?
This year you can develop and grow your business with an Apprenticeship AGE Grant which provides up to five £1500 grants to help you cover the associated cost for taking on an apprentice. The grant is in addition to the funding available to cover the training cost of the Apprenticeship.
We can support you through the process of training an existing employee.
Apprenticeships are not just for new recruits. By placing existing staff members on Apprenticeship training programmes, you can save on management recruitment costs and see boosted productivity with an up-skilled workforce. Staff retention rates are significantly increased in organisations that invest in the training and development of its employees and with the turmoil that 2016 brings, you should too.
The government wants more businesses large and small to embrace Apprenticeships. Their aim, to get 3 million by 2020 to boost the economy, but are they suitable for small and micro businesses?
The day to day challenges of running a smaller business means that taking on an apprentice is often low on the agenda. Many business owners think that they just don’t have the time to train someone to help them with their business. Is this a false economy? Here are eight reasons why apprenticeships can work for small businesses.
You may be aware that the government is investing in Apprenticeships. They are asking companies with a payroll of over £3 million a year to support their plans by introducing an Apprenticeship Levy. All companies can still benefit from Apprenticeship training, even those not paying the levy under this new system to be introduced in 2017.
The government has set a target of 3 million Apprenticeships by 2020, so why are they so keen on putting Apprenticeships at the heart of tackling skills shortages? Here are seven good reasons why they think Apprenticeship funding can help your business:
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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, upskilling is to “..teach (an employee) additional skills: this is an opportunity to upskill staff and expand their capabilities”. In layman’s terms, upskilling is teaching someone who works for you new skills so that person has more knowledge to produce a higher quality of work.
Apprenticeship information gleaned from the Autumn Spending Review
The Apprenticeship Levy will come into effect from April 2017 and will be paid by large organisations. The levy will be 0.5% of payrolls over £3 million and will be collected via PAYE. Employers will receive an allowance of £15,000.
The government is proposing a ‘levy’ on employers to help them meet the target of 3 million Apprenticeship places in England. This is a 35% increase on the current number. There was a consultation on the levy which is expected to be introduced in 2017-18. It is proposed that it will be paid by large businesses but that all businesses will be able to access Apprenticeships via a voucher system.
We've compiled a list of 7 common myths about taking on an Apprentice. Your perceptions might be hindering your businesses growth, here's seven Apprenticeship myths busted:
Free and impartial advice to help you and your staff get the most out of work-based learning.
Whether you are a confident and responsible care home manager wanting to redesign your leadership technique or a support worker looking to develop your career in the Health and Social Care industry, there is a work-based qualification that you can benefit from.