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Apprenticeship Levy

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In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England changed. Some employers are now required to contribute to the new apprenticeship levy, and there have been changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. 

Who pays? How much? How is it collected? What can it be used for? How do I claim it back? These are just some of the questions that have been asked. We have taken the jargon out of the government announcements to explain how the levy works and what it means to you in the HIT Levy Handbook.

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Apprenticeship Levy News and Events

SMEs: Use It or Lose It

With the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in April, Jill Whittaker, Managing Director at HIT Training, provides advice on why SMEs should act now to avoid missing out on funding ...

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The Time to Register is Now!

HIT Training calls on employers to register for the Apprenticeship Levy DAS The Government announced yesterday (13th February) that the Digital Apprenticeship Service is now live for employers to register. Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training, summarises the new information and what this means for hospitality businesses…  ...

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The Apprenticeship Levy: Call To Action

Following the announcement from the Government (on 12th August 2016) that the Apprenticeship Levy will be implemented next year, Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training - the largest supplier of training and apprenticeships in the Hospitality Industry – breaks down some of the key points hospitality businesses need to know:  ...

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Letter to Robert Halfon, Skills Minister

Author: Jill Whittaker As independent training providers we have always been the first people that our clients turn to when they are trying to make sense of changes to apprenticeships or apprenticeship funding.  ...

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If You Can Keep Your Head While All Around Are Losing Theirs...

Author: Jill Whittaker. In the eighteen days since the citizens of the UK voted to exit Europe there has been much talk about the short, medium and long term effect this decision may or may not have on the economy.  ...

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Brexit and the Apprenticeship Levy

In the wake of last week’s shock Brexit verdict, businesses across the Hospitality Industry are experiencing many uncertainties. However, despite the multitude of unanswered questions, Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training, advises businesses to carry on as normal with regards to plans for the Apprenticeship Levy.  ...

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McMullen’s chose HIT as its sole external provider for Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in early 2015 and since then we have found them a pleasure to work with.  Their expertise in this sector is superior and they have proven to be a professional and supportive partner who have a passion for learning and development, which matches our own organisation.

Amanda Walden – Training & Recruitment Manager, McMullen's

Encouraging our staff to improve their skills set and supporting them through apprenticeships and training programmes underlines our commitment to help them further develop their own careers. Offering the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship also gives the Brend Group a point of difference which I’m convinced will help attract new members of staff in the future.

Andrew Mosedale - Group HR Manager, Brend Hotels

Our partnership with HIT has certainly made recruitment much easier in a very difficult labour market and gives us a point of difference in an increasingly competitive environment.  Kew Green has also benefited enormously from well trained, skilled and competent staff who contribute significantly to the ever improving and high levels of customer experience that our guests expect and deserve.

Andrew Tregenza - HR Business Partner, Kew Green Hotels

Apprenticeships allow us to give people a great opportunity to develop a career with us and learn a skill or trade that will accompany them throughout their career and life. We see progression to the Level 4 qualification as key to our strategy of providing development at all stages of an employee’s career with Harrison.

Alex Taylor - Training Manager, Harrison Catering Services

We chose HIT as our training provider not only because of their specialist knowledge of the hospitality industry, but also because of their genuine passion for our brand and their understanding of our company culture. We believe that they can deliver our training to a very high standard whilst passing on our company ethos and values. Their attention to detail is second to none.

Charlotte Thoms, Talent Manager, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

There is a shortage of skilled chefs within in our industry at present and any organisation that truly believes in the value of training and development of bright future stars will enable themselves to be in a strong position for the years ahead. Investing in smart training and development is at the heart of what we do within WSH, so it has been refreshing to work alongside HIT within our Baxterstorey Chef Academy. 

Rik Razza - Head of Chef Development, BaxterStorey


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