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Published on 14 August 2018
It’s been reported for a while that the apprenticeship levy is not reaping the rewards it set out to when introduced in 2017.
In 2006, the government commissioned a report into the skills of the UK by Lord Leitch. The following is an extract from its Executive Summary. A link to the full report can be found at the end of this article.
“A compelling vision for the UK. The Review recommends that the UK commit to becoming a world leader in skills by 2020, benchmarked against the upper quartile of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). This means doubling attainment at most levels."
Stretching objectives for 2020 include:
Principles. The following principles underpin delivery of a raised ambition:
With that deadline looming, the apprenticeship levy was intended to incentivise employers to invest in the skills development of its employees by making learning more accessible and available. Restrictions (such as an upper limit of £15,000 per person, 20% of time off the job to learn) have made the levy prohibitive for some.
Read Leitch review of Skills - Prosperity for all in the global economy - world class skills here
Read the article that inspired this one at personneltoday.com https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/whats-going-wrong-with-apprenticeship-levy/
Join in the discussion here. How have you found the levy? Are you using it to its advantage? How else are you investing in skills development of your people? Share your thoughts and experiences below.
Date Published: 14/08/2018
Author: Leanne McNamee
Categories: Library, Planning & Resourcing, Quality & Customer Experience, Data, Analytics & Insight, Strategy & Leadership, Beyond The Contact Centre & Back Office, Learning & Development