The government has recently announced the start of a transition period for non-levy paying small businesses to access the apprenticeship funding through the apprenticeship service that will last from now until March 2020. During this transition employers will be able to reserve funds prior to the commencement of any apprenticeship whether they are new recruits or offered to existing employees to ensure funds are available to pay for training from the point an apprenticeship starts to be reserved between January – March 2020. Non-levy paying employers can reserve up to 3 requests at one time.

With this announcement the University of Hertfordshire is keen to hear form non-levy paying businesses who feel they are well placed to take advantage of this funding.

For a small to medium sized business, an apprenticeship can be a huge investment. Through the Apprenticeship Levy scheme, we’ve been able to support more local, Hertfordshire-based businesses, extending the work of our existing enterprise programmes. This initiative for non-levy paying employers is a great opportunity for local businesses to develop their workforce and introduce new skills that will help their company grow.”

“I welcome hearing from businesses interested in hiring apprentices, so we can discuss the options available to you and provide you with the right information, advice and support.

Julie Newlan, Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and International Development at the University of Hertfordshire.

The University of Hertfordshire has a range of apprenticeship pathways with over 490 apprentices currently studying with over 24 specialist Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programmes in the fields of digital, legal, engineering, health, and leadership and management. If you would like to find out more about apprenticeships, working in partnership with the University or to express your interest in the non-levy apprenticeship reservation opportunity you can arrange a call-back with one of our advisors using the form below.

The University of Hertfordshire as a levy paying organisation has also supported local Hertfordshire-based small businesses with over £16,000 transfers made through the apprenticeship levy scheme to date.

To express your interest please visit go.herts.ac.uk/nonlevy