In it's first year the logistics sector spent less than 7% of the existing Levy pot – why are more organisations not taking advantage??
Of the £1.39 billion paid by employers into the Apprenticeship Levy, more than £1.28 billion remains unspent. Why are businesses failing to use these resources to build the skills base needed for the future? Are opportunities being squandered considering the skills gap we’re all facing?
Of the businesses we’ve spoken to since the Levy launched in April 2017, it’s clear as a sector we’re not making that connection. 65% fed back that the Levy is just too difficult to take on, almost 20% said ‘free’ training is too good to be true and 10% said the courses are too generic.
We disagree with all three of those points:
- We’ve helped a number of high profile businesses significantly improve their operations by guiding them through the entire Levy process and demystifying what can appear to be too complex
- One of our key specialisms is delivering leadership courses to bridge skills gaps in the warehouse in order to increase productivity and improve output. The courses we deliver can be paid for entirely with Levy credits – meaning the cost doesn’t touch your bottom line and doesn’t require a piece of the ‘training budget’ pie
- Using a core programme of modules, we develop the shape of your programme using your operational objectives to drive the configuration of your people’s learning