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The Apprenticeship Service, created by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), is an online platform aimed at facilitating apprenticeships. This tool is utilised by both employers and training providers, allowing them to seamlessly find, finance, and manage apprenticeship programmes.
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The Apprenticeship Service (TAS)
A handy guide from HIT Training Ltd providing everything you need to know about advertising a vacancy on the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS).
Advertising a Vacancy (NAS)
Apprenticeships have undergone a major makeover to match the needs of today’s workplace. These programmes allow your business to train up the skilled workforce you need for now and the future, all while attracting and keeping the best talent around. And the best part – apprenticeships are an extremely cost-effective form of professional development. There are a handful of government-supported funding and incentive options available.
Your Pocket Guide to Apprenticeships
HIT Training Ltd believes all individuals with learning disabilities should have the opportunity to boost their skills and climb the career ladder, and undertaking an apprenticeship is the ultimate pathway to achieve this goal. Apprenticeships are well suited to people with special educational needs and disabilities as they combine practical training on the job alongside study and 1-1 support with a Vocational Trainer.
Apprenticeships for people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
A culmination of industry experience, culinary craft and skill-centred learning, HIT’s Chef Academy provides intensive practical cookery workshops for professional chefs. The unique choice of online and on-site learning provides the opportunity for chefs to hone their culinary cookery and preparation skills, or learn new ones, in a supportive environment which best suits their needs.
Chef Academy Prospectus
In this e-guide, we share a handful of ways to measure the financial return on investment your business sees from apprenticeships. We discuss how to gauge the success of your apprenticeship programme and share some inspiring stories from employers that we work with.
The financial benefits of apprenticeships: Measuring your return on investment
Aimed at line managers of apprentices, this guide will walk you through the key role a line manager plays in helping their apprentice to develop with a crash course in how to be a great mentor. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the learner journey, including dispelling myths and sharing how managers can best support their apprentices in simple terms.
Line manager’s toolkit to mentor an apprentice
Receive a levy transfer from another business to fund an apprenticeship. Levy transfer is a mechanism that enables apprenticeships to be funded by employers who contribute to the apprenticeship levy. These employers can transfer a portion of their unused levy, up to 25%, to another employer.
Receive a Levy Transfer
The New Futures Network (NFN), a specialist part of HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), will match you with a prisoner apprentice who meets the needs of your business to fill skills gaps and boost workplace efficiency. Why should you employ a prisoner apprentice? There are lots of reasons why a prisoner apprenticeship could work for you.
Apprenticeships for Prisoners
At HIT Training Ltd, we understand the importance of utilising your apprenticeship levy funds effectively. For large employers who contribute to the apprenticeship levy, the option to transfer up to 25% of these funds annually to other businesses is a valuable opportunity. This transfer can be instrumental in covering the costs associated with apprenticeship training and assessment for different organisations.
Transferring a Levy
In 2006, HIT Training was born. We brought together some of the most talented and driven hospitality people we knew, and this holds true today. We draw on their experience of shaping work-based learning provision in the UK and combine this with their wide-ranging expertise in the Hospitality and Catering industry to provide best-in-class training to clients and learners.
Hospitality businesses are missing a trick - less than half (46.3%) offer apprenticeships at all career levels. But what would happen if organisations addressed outdated perceptions and teased out talent in their whole workforce through apprenticeships?
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Following the ‘Great Resignation’ of 2021 – when employees around the UK left their jobs in record numbers – our research found almost two-thirds of hospitality businesses have struggled to retain staff over the past two years. In this ‘See the Opportunity’ Toolkit, we highlight all the ways in which employers can maximise apprenticeships to unlock rich recruitment and retention opportunities.
See the Opportunity
This e-guide will help to bridge the gap between businesses needing cash for training and the government funding available. We’ll walk you through the wide variety of funding opportunities that are out there and available for you now in a simple, easy to understand way.
Funding to fire up your business
Apprenticeships offer your business a fantastic opportunity to plug skills gaps, recruit new staff and improve employee loyalty. In our HIT Training Apprenticeship Employer Guide, we'll walk you through what an apprenticeship is, how they work, the business benefits and how to maximise government funding opportunities.
Apprenticeship employer guide
Working towards an apprenticeship is a fantastic way to supercharge your career - you'll gain valuable experience, learn on the job, earn a qualification and get paid! This guide outlines how your apprenticeship will work, the role of your immediate boss (line manager), the role of HIT Training and the route you will take to gain your apprenticeship.
A complete guide to your apprenticeship
Our modern culinary apprenticeships have been built for the world of now. They adapt to include the most in-demand skills and techniques, they encourage constant learning and development, and are designed to make you a better chef. This guide will take you through a number of options to enable you to choose the perfect apprenticeship programme towards a successful career.
The complete guide to chef development
Discover exactly what development opportunities are available in the hospitality sector and how an apprenticeship can lead to a meaningful and exciting career in a fast paced, rewarding environment. This guide outlines all the apprenticeships available in the hospitality industry and the career paths you can take to advance your personal development.
Careers in hospitality
Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy can now transfer apprenticeship service funds to multiple organisations to pay for their apprenticeship training and assessment.
7 pointers to help employers prepare for transfers on the apprenticeship service
We recognise that there is no off-the-shelf method when it comes to apprentice recruitment especially in such a competitive market space. That’s why our complete recruitment marketing solutions will give you the edge when it comes to finding, attracting and hiring the best young talent available. Our solutions depend on your recruitment objectives and company culture.
HIT Training’s revolutionary, industry-wide campaign, Don’t Waste: The Future of Hospitality, aims at bringing the sector together to provide high-quality career development opportunities through combined resources.
Don’t waste: The future of hospitality
This pocket handbook explains how the Apprenticeship Levy affects your business and how you can turn a mandatory payroll tax into a business advantage for your staff and management team.
Apprenticeship Levy: Your choices, our support
Employers of apprentices under the age of 25 are no longer be required to pay secondary Class 1 (employer) National Insurance contributions on earnings up to the Upper Earnings Limit for those employees! Our leaflet will help you understand how that will apply to your business.
National Insurance breaks for employers of apprentices under 25
Off-the-job training is an essential part of every apprenticeship, making up 20% of an apprentice’s working hours. Our off-the-job training cheat sheet provides you with some simple steps to help determine whether an activity counts as off-the-job training.
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