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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

The Apprenticeship Levy has its challenges but don’t miss out on the benefits

HIT Training Managing Director, Jill Whittaker, urges hospitality businesses to utilise and maximise their levy funds. ...

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The Apprenticeship Levy One Year On

Following a year of the Apprenticeship Levy, Jill Whittaker, Managing Director at HIT Training, reflects on its impact and what opportunities its opened up for pubs. ...

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Paul Mannering on developing an apprenticeship strategy

Paul Mannering, Principal of the HIT Training Chef Academy gives his advice to The Morning Advertiser on developing an apprenticeship strategy.    ...

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Two apprentices storm ahead to complete first hospitality standards

Two apprentices have been named as the first in the industry to successfully complete the new hospitality apprenticeship standards. ...

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Don't spoil the ship for an ha’peth of tar!

Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of HIT Training, discusses  the 10% employer contribution for non-levy payers - the "elephant in the room" - with FE Week ...

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How to tackle recruitment in the face of Brexit

The ultimate Q&A – what will leaving the EU mean for employment and the pub sector? Jill Whittaker, managing director of HIT Training answers the big questions about what Brexit means for recruitment. ...

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Testimonials

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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