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
Dave Atkinson, Head of UK Manufacturing, Lloyds Bank Commercial Bank
Neil Withey, Technology Training Centre Director, EEF
||Registration, tea & coffee and networking
||Welcome and introduction, EEF Region Director
||The Apprenticeship Levy: Context - EEF
||EEF Apprentice and Skills - How the Levy has worked for us & how we are supporting our customers
||Discussion and audience debate on key issues - EEF Region Director to chair and close by Lloyds
||Technology Hub Tour
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.