The Apprenticeship Levy came into force on 6th April 2017. Any apprenticeship that starts on, or after, the 1st May 2017 will be funded under the Apprenticeship Levy. This will be a fundamental shift from how apprenticeships are funded now. This will have a big impact on organisations in the manufacturing sector who fall into the scope of the Levy.
Some uncertain employers are being cautious, deferring or freezing apprentice recruitment until the Levy has been in play for some time.
Others are actively looking to invest as much of their Levy liabilities as possible by significantly increasing apprenticeship numbers - whether this is through new starts or up-skilling and re-skilling their employees through apprenticeships.
This Manufacturing Connect event looks at how manufacturers are reacting to the Levy, building on EEF's Levy report launched in March this year, and sharing with you how some employers have implemented the Levy to date.
By attending this event, you will:
- Learn about how others are managing the Levy
- Get useful tips and advice about managing the Levy
- Have the opportunity to ask EEF team members about the Levy
- Hear about what EEF is doing to lobby Government on the Levy
Neil Withey, Training and Development Division Director, EEF
Martin Strutt, Region Director - South, EEF
John Symonds, Apprentice Training Manager, BMW Group
|08:15 - 0820
||Please arrive at BMW in good time
||Event starts with a tour through Body in White
||Arrival in meeting room for registration, tea & coffee, and networking
||Welcome and introduction - Martin Strutt, Region Director - South, EEF
||Introduction to BMW - John Symonds, Apprentice Training Manager, BMW
||The Apprenticeship Levy context - Neil Withey, Training & Development Division Director, EEF
||BMW Presentation - how the levy has worked for us
||Panel discussion and audience debate on key issues - EEF's Martin Strutt to chair
||Walk through training school - BMW Apprentices
||Lunch and networking
EEF will not normally refuse entry to events, however it is our policy not to admit competitors of EEF or our host facility into Manufacturing Connect events.