Employers are being invited to apply for a slice of Liverpool City Council’s apprenticeship funding.
The local authority is making available a proportion of its
Apprenticeship Levy so local firms can invest in high-quality training to
recruit new talent and develop their existing employees.
The aim is to create employment opportunities, increase the number
of apprenticeships and create a skilled local workforce and a city ‘skills
offer’ that better meets the needs of businesses.
There are over 500 new apprenticeship qualifications covering a broad range of professions from level 2 (GCSE) to level 7 (masters) and many include professional qualifications and new skills and knowledge.
Cabinet member for education, employment and skills, Cllr Barbara
Murray, said: “Liverpool is a growing city and it is vital local people get the
opportunity to get on the employment ladder.
“This is a great opportunity for local firms to apply for funding
to help them bring on board new talent so they can train the workforce of the
“Bringing new blood into an organisation brings fresh ideas and
thinking and can really make a positive difference.”
Information regarding the full list of apprenticeship
qualifications and local providers are listed on the Institute for
Who can receive transferred levy funds?
- Employers must be based within the Liverpool city boundary
- Apprentices must be a Liverpool City Region resident (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral)
- Apprentices must be paid at least national minimum wage
- There must be an approved apprenticeship standard relevant for the role (frameworks are not included)
- The cost of the apprenticeship standard must be less than £15,000
- The duration of the apprenticeship must be less than 24 months
- Receiving employers or organisations must be able to demonstrate how their apprenticeships will contribute to Liverpool City Council’s vision and aims set out in the Inclusive Growth Plan
Transferred levy funds can only be used to pay for apprenticeship
training. Funding rules dictate that they cannot be used to fund salary, travel
expenses or professional membership fees.
Full details of the government’s eligibility criteria can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/apprenticeship-funding-rules-for-employers.
For more information, and to apply, visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/apprenticeshipfunding.
The closing date for applications is 29 February 2020.
More information is also available by emailing [email protected]