Apprenticeship Levy


All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for New Cleaning Standards Following Pandemic

A new report by MPs in the United Kingdom into the role of cleaning and hygiene during the Covid-19 pandemic has recommeended the introduction of minimum standards for hand and other hygiene infrastructure and cleaning of venues to prepare the country for future public health emergencies. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and…


Sodexo Reaction to UK Spring Budget Statement and Provision for Apprenticeships

Sean Haley, Chair of Sodexo UK & Ireland, responds to the UK spring budget statement and the development of apprenticeship standards. At Sodexo we are so pleased that the Chancellor took time in what was a critical and highly-anticipated spring statement to talk about apprenticeships and the apprenticeship levy. The themes he picked up on…


British Cleaning Council Consultation on Sector-wide Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is urging employers, training operatives and providers and assessment organisations operating in the cleaning and hygiene sector to have their say on proposals for an Apprenticeship Levy accredited industry-wide training programme and apprenticeship. Consultation on proposals for the Cleaning Hygiene Operative apprenticeship opens today, Wednesday 26 January, and runs to…


Why Collaboration is Key to Solving the UK’s Technical Skills Gap

ABM UK managing director, John McPherson, explains how collaboration can plug a widely reported technical skills gap in the UK. The events of the past 18 months have changed many things, but one which remains is the acute skills gap which the facilities management industry faces. There is no denying that the sector’s technical workforce…


Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London

17.11.2021, 11:24 Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London ABM has pledged £192,000 of unspent Apprenticeship Levy funding as part of a new initiative with the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) to support small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises with low paid workers.   LPC, an innovative project that supports Londoners with starting high…


Saving Christmas with Interims

With rising ecommerce volumes combining with a driver shortage to create the perfect storm in the UK, Leigh Anderson, managing director at Bis Henderson Recruitment, explains how interim managers can provide the skills needed to save Christmas. At almost every point in every supply chain, companies are facing unprecedented levels of change and uncertainty. Challenges…


UK Levy Transfer Scheme Underutilised

11.02.2021, 13:20 UK Levy Transfer Scheme Underutilised A recent virtual roundtable attended by several leading organisations concluded the United Kingdom’s hospitality sector should be making better use of the levy transfer scheme for unused apprenticeship to tackle pending post-Covid-19 skills shortages. During the discussion which was organised by Umbrella Training to mark National Apprenticeship Week,…


Squaring Apprenticeships with Skills Shortages

04.03.2019, 17:32 Squaring Apprenticeships with Skills Shortages ABM UK HR Director, Chris Townsend, says apprenticeships are an obvious solution to widely reported skills shortages reported in the facilities management industry.   In the facilities management industry, the UK is suffering from a general skills shortage. Young people are typically not considering this industry as a…

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