ILM offers the ultimate management apprenticeship service, with end to end solutions built around our market leading qualifications
UK businesses routinely struggle to recruit skilled leaders and managers across all levels of their organisation. The UK has a large and growing leadership and management skills gap that contributes to our poor productivity versus other G8 nations, yet managers and leaders are amongst the least likely to receive formal training and development in the UK – a long time blind spot in the UK skills agenda.
- 87% of employers struggle to recruit staff who have the skills they need
- Of these, 38% highlight management roles as the hardest to fill
At ILM, we believe in nurturing both new and existing employees. Apprenticeships can empower your staff with technical knowledge and transferable skills - a vital way of increasing the value of your business. ILM’s Apprenticeships help enable businesses to train new talent while ensuring company knowledge is retained in-house, as well as giving candidates the opportunity to earn while they learn and build a portfolio of work.
Apprentices are employees aged 16 or over working while studying - from GCSE right up to degree level.
There are several steps to taking on an apprentice.
- Choose an apprenticeships framework or standard for an apprenticeship in your industry and at a suitable level.
- Find a training organisation that offers apprenticeships for your industry - they’ll handle your apprentice’s training, qualification and assessment.
- Check you’re eligible for apprenticeship funding and apply - there are different rules for large employers with wage bills over £3m and SMEs
- Advertise your apprenticeship - your training organisation will do this for you through the find an apprenticeship service
- Select your apprentice and make an apprenticeship agreement with them
Apprenticeship programmes provide the perfect blend of development for the workplace. Apprentices are employed as a member of staff, paid the minimum apprenticeship wage and work alongside your existing staff to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to make an impact on your business.
New style apprenticeships have been developed with employers in mind – so they’re perfect for addressing the changing needs of UK business. Investing in your managers via apprenticeships creates engaged, productive and effective workforces that have a sustained impact on your business.
Apprenticeships are typically delivered with the help of an ILM Training Provider. You can find ILM approved providers here:
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The UK government has committed to a target of three million apprenticeship starts between 2015 and 2020 - and they're aiming to get businesses involved with the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy will help to fund this, raising up to 3 billion per year by 2021.
From April 2017, employers with an annual pay-bill of £3 million or more will pay 0.5% into the levy. Government estimates that around 21,000 UK employers will be required to pay the levy; no employer is exempt.
Want to find out more about the apprenticeship levy? Sign up to download our free guide for employers, which includes:
- how the levy is calculated
- how it will be redistributed
- ways in which it can be spent
- rules for cross-border employers
- key dates and timelines
Download The Apprenticeship Levy: An Employer Guide
Our network of over 2,500 ILM Centres know what makes great leadership development - that's why you're in safe hands using one of our approved providers to deliver your apprenticeship programme. They'll deal with all the off the job theory and development while working with you to make sure your programme is tailored perfectly to the needs of your business.
Sign up to be first to receive the ILM Register of Approved Training providers - all the ILM providers who are approved by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to deliver apprenticeship training.
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As part of the apprenticeship reforms, government has introduced independent End Point Assessment as a means to ensuring quality apprenticeship programmes. Once an apprentice has completed their apprenticeship programme, their employer will put them forward as ready for end-point assessment of their knowledge and practical capabilities.
The registered assessment organisation and the assessor must be independent of, and separate from, the training provided by the provider and employer.
End-point assessment will be delivered by assessment organisations that are on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (RoAAO ). Individual employers have the freedom to select their own training provider and assessment organisation from the RoAAO.
ILM has been approved to offer End Point Assessment for the following apprenticeships:
- Team Leader/Supervisor (Level 3)
- Operations/Departmental Manager (Level 5)
We'll be releasing more information on End Point Assessment soon.
If you would like to start offering ILM apprenticeship packages either using your own in-house L&D function or through one of our approved providers, please get in touch.
Phone us on 01543 266867
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*All ILM qualifications are awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute which was founded in 1878 and is incorporated by Royal Charter.