Apprenticeships 2017 and Beyond: All Change

Start Date05/07/2016
Start Time8.00am
End Time10.30am
Venue Liverpool Marriott Hotel
City Centre
1 Queen Square
L1 1RH (Click here to view a map of the venue)

This is an event run by Greater Merseyside Learning Providers’ Federation.

The Greater Merseyside Learning Providers’ Federation (GMLPF) is holding a free event for employers that will highlight the significant changes that are going to come into effect from April 2017 in terms of the funding of Apprenticeships.

The Government has unveiled a series of reforms to Apprenticeships as well as setting a target of 3 million Apprenticeships over the life of this parliament.

As part of this reform process, the Government are changing the way Apprenticeships are funded. Large employers with payrolls over £3m will have to pay for Apprenticeship training through a new Apprenticeship Levy that they will have to contribute to.

Whilst employers with payroll of less than £3m will have to pay a cash contribution towards the cost of recruiting apprentices regardless of the age of the apprentice.

The Government has already published information that outlines these changes, more detail is due to be published in June 2016. This event will therefore provide you with the latest information on the changes.

This breakfast briefing will feature speakers from the Skills Funding Agency, BAE Systems, the Greater Merseyside Learning Providers Federation and the Liverpool City Region Employment & Skills Team.

Come and find out more about the changes and how it will impact your organisation and plans for Apprenticeship Recruitment

Timings 8am for 8.30am start. Close 10.30


8.00 – 8.30 Registration

8.30 – 8.35 – Welcome – Gareth Jones, Apprenticeship Strategy Manager, GMLPF

8.35 – 9.00 – Overview of Apprenticeship Funding reforms – John Myers – Head of Account Management, Skills Funding Agency

9.00 – 9.15 – Apprenticeship Reforms from a large company perspective Mark Donnelly – Head of Apprenticeships, BAE Systems

9.15 – 9.30 – Apprenticeship Reforms and impact on Liverpool City Region – TBC – Liverpool City Region team

9.30 – 9.45 – Q&A session

9.45 – 10.15 – Table Discussions – Impact on the Levy

10.30 – Event Close and Closing remarks from GMLPF CEO, James Glendenning

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