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Apprenticeship Levy Seminar


April 13, 2017

In March The Northbank BID held a very successful Apprenticeship Levy Seminar in partnership with Westminster City Council and Capital City College Training. This focused on  the new standards of the Apprenticeship service in the UK and the upcoming Apprenticeship Levy. The event provided an overview of the Apprenticeship offer and explored what the changes mean for employers and prospective Apprentices. Training experts were there to bring attendees up to speed on the new levy, answering any questions and giving advice on how a business can make the most of its entitlement. We had various speakers on the day that gave an insight into what apprenticeships can mean, what they offer and do for businesses and they informed businesses of key changes and gave practical advice on how to make the apprenticeship system work for them.


On the panel: Julian Robinson – London School of Economics, Estates Director and Deputy Chair of the BID explained how he has worked with apprentices and his thoughts on the process.

Raj Kakaiya, Managing Director Capital City College Training (CCCT) and Sara Esdale, Head of Operations, CCCT explored the more operational aspects of the next standards in apprenticeships and how they work

Haylea Asadi, Strategic Manager – Business & Enterprise, Economy Team, Westminster City Council – gave an overview and their role in driving business productivity and growthWe were fortunate to have two Apprentices that have been placed in to roles and spoke about how this has helped shape their future.


Apprenticeships are key to growing a skilled workforce. 2017 sees major reforms to Apprenticeships in England, with the introduction of a new Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017, the creation of the Institute for Apprenticeships and work towards the government’s goal of creating 3 million quality Apprenticeships by 2020.

To watch a few clips taken from the event please click here