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If your business needs skilled people, the new apprenticeships are a fantastic solution. 

Research indicates that 80% of companies that invest in apprentices report an increase in staff retention, but that's just the beginning – there is also compelling evidence that progressing your brightest and best talent through apprenticeships can significantly boost the bottom line. 

We don't deliver apprenticeships ourselves, so you can rely on People 1st for impartial advice - we'll help you find an apprenticeship solution that's just right for your business.

Apprenticeships for levy paying businesses

Does your business have an annual pay bill of over £3 million? If so, you'll be subject to the apprenticeship levy, which comes into force in April 2017. Find out how you can benefit from the new apprenticeships and maximise your levy investment.

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Delivering apprenticeships as a provider or college

In the new apprenticeships, employers will procure the providers they need to help them maximise their apprenticeship investment. Find out how we can help you get up to speed with the changes and differentiate your business in a crowded market.

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Apprenticeships for small and medium businesses

The new apprenticeship standards are a great way to build talent and skills in businesses of all sizes. Find out how you can use apprenticeships to develop skilled and committed staff, increase retention and improve productivity. 

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Assessment organisations

The external quality assurance process for the new apprenticeships is currently being developed in consultation with assessment organisations. Find out more about the process and register for updates.

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Seasonal apprenticeships pilot

Want to employ apprentices to work on seasonal contracts? The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) is looking for hospitality and tourism businesses to take part in a new pilot to demonstrate the need for apprenticeships for seasonal workers.

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Webinar: Planning your apprenticeship training for the new standards

26 January 2017, 11am-12pm

If you’re starting to plan your apprenticeship training and want to understand the different options that are available and where to start, plus hear first-hand from Center Parcs on their approach, join our FREE webinar to hear from our experts.

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