Employees are one of the most valuable assets a business has, so it’s crucial they are trained effectively to be able to work to the best of their ability.
Without suitable training, employees lack the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the success of a business. They’re also less likely to engage with their employers, and lose interest in their job.
With the Apprenticeship Levy taking effect as of April 6, the spotlight is on training now more than ever before, as businesses prepare for the reforms.
Those eligible will be taxed to help fund apprenticeships across the country, meaning many companies are now reviewing their own processes, or beginning to create them from scratch.
This can be an intimidating task, which is why utilising the expertise and experience of an established training provider is the best way to ensure staff are up-to-speed with the latest industry developments.
If businesses don’t bring a training provider on-board, they will need to be registered as an approved apprenticeship employer provider in order to deliver their own apprenticeship training.
By enlisting the support of an external provider, employers can continue focusing on the day to day operations of the business, safe in the knowledge their training requirements are taken care of.
The first step for a provider is to review what’s already in place, before suggesting initial recommendations and then working to implement a structured training programme, developed with the needs of the business in mind.
An external training provider will look at existing programmes objectively, delivering honest feedback and a fresh approach. It can also help uncover existing talent which may have gone unnoticed if training and development hasn’t been a priority.
It’s important to work with a provider who has the expertise within relevant sectors, as well as experience of the latest methods and techniques proven to motivate learners and get results.
The relationship doesn’t end after that, with ongoing support provided to ensure new standards and requirements are met.
With the Apprenticeship Levy set to increase opportunities for more people, it’s important businesses understand what they need to do prepare.
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