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The Apprenticeship Levy - are you ready? Our charity partner can help!

The Apprenticeship Levy - are you ready? Our charity partner can help!
Did you know?
From April 2017, an Apprenticeship Levy is being introduced by the UK government. It will affect all companies with annual paybills in excess of £3 million, which is around 2% of companies in the UK.
 
What does this mean for your business?
A levy will be charged on eligible employers’ paybills at a rate of 0.5%.The levy will help to support quality training, and employers who are committed to training will be able to get more out than they pay in levy. This is to give employers an incentive to hire more apprentices into their businesses, which means there will be a lot of extra apprenticeship places next year.
 
So…where can you find great apprentices?
Having the extra apprenticeship places is all well and good, but the most important thing is the people who fill them. This is where Drive Forward Foundation come in.

Drive Forward Foundation works with young care leavers in and around London who have faced severe hardships in their life yet are united by an eagerness to learn and progress into employment. However, care leavers often face barriers to apprenticeships, which hinder their development into active and productive members of society.

By hiring potential and building a more diverse workforce, your company can increase productivity, employees’ motivation & commitment, and drive social and economic change.

With this in mind, Drive Forward Foundation are holding a special breakfast seminar on Thursday 24th November with experts who can tell you more about the levy and how you can prepare for it, as well as representatives from the charity who will open your eyes to the great work they do and why hiring one of their young people as an apprentice will benefit your business.

Places are limited and by invitation only so please let us know as soon as possible if you can make it:

Date: Thursday, 24th November

Time: 8.00 - 9.30 AM

Location: Squire Patton Boggs, 7 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YH

We really hope you can make it next Thursday; please RSVP to louise.harding@pod-talent.com to let us know if you’re interested in coming along. Please also feel free to mention this to anyone else you think might be interested.

Thanks for the support!

p.s. Pod are partnering Drive Forward Foundation and are supporting them in their quest to get more young people from a care background into work.

If you’d like to hear more about what we’re doing together or the great work of Drive Forward, then please email info@pod-talent.com for more information.

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