With apprenticeship take up down 40% a year after the launch of the apprenticeship levy, Skills for Logistics MD David Coombes asks whether the UK was actually ready for the change. Over a year since the first levy payments were taken and we still appear to be going backwards. The latest statistics from the Education and Skills Funding Agency show that apprenticeship starts were down a massive 40% in the first three months of this year, and the trend doesn’t […]
FM Conway has launched an HGV driver apprenticeship scheme to help tackle the UK’s driver shortfall.
It has been 10 months since the government started taxing businesses with the apprenticeship levy. At the moment, only businesses with payrolls of more than £3m have access to the funding pot they are contributing to, but as the levy hits its one-year anniversary the gates should open to smaller hauliers who want funding for training new or existing staff.
The Apprenticeship Levy is not delivering what it was designed for, according to a two-year review of the ‘Transport infrastructure skills strategy’ by the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT).