The apprenticeship levy kicks in today and every business with a payroll totalling £3million or more will have to invest 0.5 percent of their pay bill into apprenticeships. For businesses that have not yet developed a coherent apprenticeship strategy, performance and talent management expert People 1st confirms there is still time to maximise the levy investment to develop talent and increase productivity and retention.
A new apprenticeship standard for commercial airline pilots is being developed by a specialist sub-group of the Aviation Industry Skills Board, which will be chaired by TUI UK & Ireland, managed by People 1st, and is set to increase opportunities in the aviation industry.
Representatives from five organisations have secured a leading role in the future of travel apprenticeships with a seat on the Travel Apprenticeship Board. The new board, which will be facilitated by performance and talent management expert, People 1st, is recognised by government to oversee the external quality assurance of the employer-driven travel apprenticeship that was launched this year.
People 1st and the AA have opened entries for the second annual AA College Restaurant of the Year award, which recognises the hard work of chef lecturers and student brigades that run college restaurants.
People 1st is urging businesses of all sizes that are passionate about skills and apprenticeships to nominate representatives to join the new Travel Apprenticeship Board, recognised by government to ensure the industry’s apprenticeships stay fit for purpose.
Performance and talent management consultancy People 1st has announced The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College as the winner of its inaugural People’s Choice Award.
Representatives from fifteen organisations have secured a leading role in the future of hospitality apprenticeships with a seat on the Hospitality Apprenticeship Board.
Nominations for the new Hospitality and Retail Apprenticeship Boards, recognised by government to ensure that industry’s apprenticeships stay fit for purpose, have been extended until 14 October, giving businesses an additional opportunity to secure their role in the future of hospitality or retail apprenticeships.
Catch up with our series of Apprenticeship Network webinars to help prepare your business for the levy and the new standards.