Supporting North East businesses in recruiting apprentices
This section aims to help businesses to understand different types of apprenticeship, how apprenticeship reform is likely to affect them, and the nuts and bolts to consider when planning to recruit apprentices.
Over the past few years the government has embarked on a large-scale programme to reform the way apprenticeships are delivered and funded in England.
The government will double the annual level of apprenticeship spending between 2010-11 and 2019-20 to £2.5bn, which will be funded by the new apprenticeship levy. The levy will be paid by employers with a pay bill of over £3m from April 2017.