Apprenticeship Stories: Leon

Leon joined the ACL Commercial team as a Business Administration Apprentice and has been supporting the Business Development team to engage with businesses, learners, and organisations to promote ACL opportunities. Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship? I decided to start an apprenticeship because I didn’t feel ready and for a full time business…

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The Apprenticeship Levy

Have you ever heard or seen the word ‘levy’ when looking to hire an apprentice? Here’s Toni to explain what it means for you. Essex County Council have also recently set up a Levy Transfer Service where businesses can pledge for apprenticeship funding. Therefore, a Levy company could gift funding to pay for the apprenticeship…

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5 Apprenticeship Myths

We are debunking some of the biggest apprenticeship myths and misconceptions. Is there a myth you’d like busted? Send us a message and we’ll be happy to answer you! Apprenticeship Myth 1 – Apprenticeships are for 16-24 year olds or school and college leavers… Apprenticeships are not just for 16-24 years olds or school and college leavers.…

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Apprenticeship Stories: Jane

Through ACL Apprenticeships, Jane was able to upskill her own staff and create “future leaders”. The Apprenticeship programme has had a positive impact on her business – her staff have grown and developed with her business. Jane’s business My Life Choice provides personalised care and support to people with Autism and Learning Disabilities in Colchester,…

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Apprenticeship Stories: Claire

Claire is a Learning & Organisational Development Officer for Basildon Council, who have been recruiting and upskilling their employees with ACL for the past 8 years. We asked her some questions about why she would recommend the ACL Apprenticeships programme to other local authorities and businesses. Why did you choose an apprenticeship for your organisation…

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Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice Apprenticeships are jobs with training, that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, employers may face challenges with hiring new apprentices. How the government is supporting you: The government has introduced incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. The scheme provides employers…

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