Transfer to Transform – One Year Anniversary

July 12th, 2021

The Solent Apprenticeship Hub are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their highly successful Transfer to Transform initiative. Transfer to Transform encourages large employers to pledge their unspent apprenticeship levy funds to cover the costs of apprenticeship training for smaller businesses across the Solent region. Currently at £1,450,000 in total pledges and with over 100 apprentice starts, the … Continued

Transfer to Transform launches in North Hampshire and Surrey

July 1st, 2021

Transfer to Transform – launch of new apprenticeships campaign  Hampshire County Council has welcomed a new campaign encouraging employers in North Hampshire and Surrey to pledge their unspent apprenticeship levy money to smaller businesses, to enable them to cover the costs of training an apprentice.  Led by the Apprenticeship and Skills Hub (launched earlier this … Continued

Finding and securing an apprenticeship in 2021 – Apprenticeship How To…

June 15th, 2021

The full guide on how to find and secure an apprenticeship in 2021… So you’re thinking about starting an apprenticeship? Here is the full guide on finding an apprenticeship in 2021. This guide applies to almost every sector that we can think of and hopefully if you’re a bit stuck on what to do, now … Continued


Kickstart Aftercare

June 9th, 2021

Kickstart Aftercare Full Information Since its launch in March, thousands of businesses across the nation have been keen to take advantage of the governments Kickstart Scheme. But how do we prepare for what’s beyond the 6 months of paid work for these Kickstarters? Is there a way to plan for it? At the Apprenticeship Hub … Continued

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Southern Co-operative pledge to Transfer to Transform

April 7th, 2021

A new pledge from a regional co-operative has led to further funding being available for small, local businesses to boost apprenticeship activity across the Solent, raising the total figure to £1,375,000. Southern Co-op has become the latest organisation to join a growing list of supporters of the Solent Apprenticeship Hub’s ‘Transfer to Transform’ initiative. Transfer … Continued

Leaving Lockdown

Leaving Lockdown – Identifying Skills Gaps & Resuming the Recovery

March 30th, 2021

As we prepare to leave the UK’s third full nationwide lockdown, a little over a year on from the first, it is worth considering what lessons as businesses we can take with us. There has been no overarching formula or clear set of instructions for how to successfully navigate these unprecedented times, but with three … Continued

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Increased Cash Incentives for Employers

March 4th, 2021

Cash incentives for employers introducing apprentices into their businesses are set to double and with the time period of this offer increasing also. Since the August of 2020, firms taking on apprentices age 16-24 could receive £2,000, and apprentices aged 25 and over would bring in a £1,500 incentive. Due to the lower-than-forecasted take up … Continued

Southampton City Council Leader and the Chancellor of the Exchequer praise the work of the Solent Apprenticeship Hub

February 19th, 2021

Leader of the council, Councillor Christopher Hammond, has joined the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, to pay tribute to the hard work of the Solent Apprenticeship Hub (the Hub). The praise was given during a networking event organised by the Hub for large levy paying employers across the region, which took … Continued

Transfer to Transform surpasses £1m

February 1st, 2021

The Solent Apprenticeship Hub’s innovative Transfer to Transform scheme has now surpassed an exceptional milestone figure of £1m in pledges. Transfer to Transform was created with the purpose of providing a platform for larger businesses to support small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in the Solent region, by reallocating funding for apprenticeship training to smaller … Continued

New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities – Transfer to Transform Case Study

January 5th, 2021

Transfer to Transform has been instrumental in helping smaller businesses across the Solent region in upskilling their staff during a period of difficulty for many sectors. One such business is New Forest Activities. New Forest Activities have enrolled six employees on apprenticeships, ranging from Business Administration to Outdoor Activity Instructor standards. The New Forest Activities … Continued