Employers with an annual pay bill of £3m+ pay 0.5% of this as an apprenticeship levy. Employers are able to pledge up to 25% of their levy annually. Levy can be pledged to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), charities and social enterprises to help fund apprenticeship training and assessment.
Our Social Contract Programme’s Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Advisors offer support and guidance, which includes helping employers to unlock their apprenticeship levy and enabling smaller organisations to access unused levy in order to start or develop their apprenticeship schemes. It also includes support for employers and training providers with the apprenticeship journey, with a strong focus on the timely completion of the apprenticeship. This support is already pre-funded, so there is no cost to the employer.
Through sharing their experiences, your apprentices could support our work to raise awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships to young people in education while promoting your business.
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards
Every year we celebrate employers, apprentices, career leaders and training providers as part of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards.