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Apprenticeship programmes designed for your organisation

Since 1 May 2017, new Apprenticeship standards in the UK mean that for the first time, apprenticeships are available to people aged 16 years of age or older, with no upper age limit. This means apprenticeships are a viable training option regardless of whether you're first joining the UK workforce or seeking to learn new skills later in life to enhance the productivity of your business.

Develop Training Ltd (DTL) has been providing high quality, employer-led apprenticeship training programmes for some of the UK's best known utilities and infrastructure companies for over a decade. As a prime contractor for the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), DTL is listed on the Registered for Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) and at the forefront of delivering apprenticeship training for the Gas, Water, Technical, Public Sector and Management and Leadership areas.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship Levy is a payment that will be collected from large employers who have an annual wage bill of more than £3 million and applies to both the public and private sectors. The payment is paid to the HMRC through the business' PAYE returns. Managed by the ESFA, the purpose of the Levy is to encourage employers to invest in apprenticeship programmes and to raise additional funds to improve the quality and number of apprentices in the UK, addressing the nationwide skills shortage in the process.

How are your payments calculated?

The Levy amount is 0.5% of a business' payroll; employer's gets an allowance of £15,000 to offset against the amount they owe and only applies to businesses with a payroll over £3m.
For example:

A business with a payroll of £3m:
£3,000,000 (payroll) x 0.5% (levy amount) = £15,000 (amount owing pre allowance) - £15,000 (levy allowance) = £0 (levy payable)

A business with a payroll of £6m:
£6,000,000 (payroll) x 0.5% (levy amount) = £30,000 (amount owing pre allowance) - £15,000 (levy allowance) = £15,000 (levy payable)

Businesses paying the levy can access their contribution from their Online Digital Apprenticeship Service account that can be used to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment in England.

Apprenticeships from Develop Training

Gas, Water and Utilities apprenticeships

  • Dual Fuel Smart Meter installation Engineer
  • Electrical Power Protection and Plant Commissioning Engineer
  • Gas Network Team leader
  • Gas Network Craftsperson
  • Maintenance & Operations Technician
  • Utilities Engineering Technician
  • Water Process Technician

Management and Leadership apprenticeships

  • Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Operations/Departmental manager

To support the delivery of apprenticeships within your organisation we run assessor, mentoring and coaching courses.

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Our programmes involve real life, hands-on, experience and unique delivery options. Over the last decade we have successfully delivered more than 1,000 programmes, with retention and success rates over 95%.

Discover about the benefits an apprentice can bring to your business and why you should choose DTL to deliver your apprenticeships, please call our experienced Apprenticeships Team on 0800 876 6708.

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Customer feedback

"Develop has successfully delivered Gas Apprenticeships for SGN since 2008, and has played a key role in the company being named a top 100 Apprentice Employer for England. We look forward to continuing a constructive relationship for the further development and delivery of Apprenticeship programmes."
Neil Snell, Head of Training and Development, Scotia Gas Networks.

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