Kickstart

Businesses across the Solent urged to get Kickstart ready

October 7th, 2020

The Kickstart scheme, announced in the Chancellor’s summer statement, will offer much-needed financial incentives to businesses that offer employment to 16 to 24 year olds, who are currently receiving Universal Credit. The government’s initiative aims to not only support fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales but will also improve the skills, employability and … Continued

B&Q Joins Transfer to Transform

B&Q pledges £100,000 of its apprenticeship levy fund to help small and medium businesses in the Solent area

September 2nd, 2020

B&Q has pledged to transfer £100,000 of expiring levy funds to the Transfer to Transform scheme, helping small to medium businesses (SMEs) in the Solent area to train new apprentices and upskill workers in the region. Transfer to Transform provides the chance for Solent businesses to help support each other, the campaign is not asking … Continued

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Utilita Energy Gives Solent Charities a £50K Boost, Through Transfer to Transform Scheme

August 5th, 2020

  Southampton-based Utilita, the UK’s leading smart prepay energy provider, has donated £50K of its annual apprenticeship levy pot to help local charities, including mental health charity ‘Solent Mind’ and the Southampton arm of The Prince’s Trust. The pledged funds will be allocated to the charities via the Solent Apprenticeship Hub’s Transfer to Transform scheme, … Continued

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Transfer to Transform

July 1st, 2020

Solent’s businesses are set to power their way through the COVID-19 economic blues through a radical campaign to boost apprenticeship activity across the region. Led by the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, Transfer to Transform, will encourage large employers to pledge their unspent levy funds to cover the costs of apprenticeship training for smaller businesses. This spirit of entrepreneurship and sense … Continued

Meeting Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can support your business during COVID-19

June 8th, 2020

We are all living in completely unprecedented times currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge air of uncertainty for first and foremost the health of our nation, but also businesses and the economy. If you are a business and are struggling throughout this time where you are unable to run how you normally would … Continued

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Free Live Apprenticeships Webinar

April 16th, 2020

Free Live Apprenticeships Webinar We are holding our first free live apprenticeships webinar on Thursday the 23rd of April 2020 at 11am. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we know that many coming to the end of their time at school will feel a little lost, confused or uncertain about what they are doing … Continued

Business Support

Guidance for employers and apprentices – COVID-19

March 26th, 2020

The government has released a series of measures and advice to all apprenticeship training providers, employers with apprentices and for the apprentices themselves. We hope that this breaks it down for you and will bring you some clarity during this uncertain time. Face-to-face end point assessments to be rescheduled or ‘modified’ End point assessment organisations … Continued

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Corona Virus Home Working – Tips and Tricks for Apprentice’s

March 24th, 2020

The current Corona Virus pandemic is a completely unprecedented event unlike any in living memory. The situation which we as a nation and across the globe find ourselves is one causing confusion, frustration and fear of the unknown… If you are an apprentice or any other worker and find yourself working from home, or in … Continued

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Aspex Gallery – Levy Transfer Case Study

March 12th, 2020

At the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, we love a good news story – That’s why we recently caught up with Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth and their apprentice, Ollie. Aspex were the recipients of a levy transfer from Portsmouth City Council who opened up applications for levy transfer funding back in June 2019. As an SME, it … Continued

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Changes to non-levy payers apprenticeship funding

February 10th, 2020

If you are a non-levy paying employer, you may not be aware, but changes have been made to the way that you fund apprenticeship training for your staff. The Solent Apprenticeship Hub is a free and impartial resource that can help with the process. Soon, the days of government-procured contracts for apprenticeship training will be … Continued