At Skills Team we have years of experience delivering training and apprenticeships, and providing support to businesses looking to invest in their employees.

Our aim?

To provide simple and flexible apprenticeship solutions which enable our customers to pave first-class learning pathways for their employees, aligned to their business requirements.

Why you should consider apprenticeships:

An apprenticeship is a government approved, 12-month minimum, training programme which can be used to develop existing employees or to recruit and progress new talent. Apprenticeships blend on-the-job learning with formal training sessions provided by an approved training provider, such as Skills Team. With the Apprenticeship Levy having ringfenced funding for apprenticeships, there has never been a better time to invest in your employees.

Furthermore, it is not necessary to employ a new apprentice to take advantage of the benefits; any employer can choose to place their eligible staff on an Apprenticeship Programme in order to take advantage of training which will support their current role and future career development.

Employers are increasingly using apprenticeships to cost-effectively upskill current staff and increase staff productivity. Skills Team are working with businesses to build Levy-funded training schemes which match their skill requirements. Alongside training and relevant qualifications, employees on Apprenticeship Programmes receive ongoing soft skills support enabling them to make the most of their training opportunities.

apprenticeship eligibility

Who is eligible for an apprenticeship?



Both existing employees and new hires are eligible for an apprenticeship, providing:

  • They have a right to work in the UK and access public finds; and
  • They are qualified at a lower level than the apprenticeship, or
  • They enrol on an apprenticeship which is in a different field than any previously attained qualifications.

New hires

If you choose to employ a new hire, you’ll gain someone with fresh and developing knowledge, eager to prove themselves and gain essential professional experience. A large proportion of our employers choose to keep their apprentice after the programme has finished, so you’ll also be developing the future of your workforce.

Upskill existing staff

Upskilling existing employees gives you the opportunity to invest in your current staff, and better prepare them for a future role or responsibility. This can also allow your existing employees to further develop their career, and your staff will recognise the investment in them, which can contribute to boosting employee satisfaction and retention rates.

Build a workforce development plan

Here at Skills Team we’ll work with your organisation to determine what the best application is for your Levy funding, whether that means new hires, upskilling or a combination of the two. By examining the needs of your business, we’ll help you get the maximum impact out of your levy funds, helping you to plug any skills gaps and prepare for the future.

Skills Team's Levy Consultancy Service

At Skills Team, our consultancy service will help you to navigate the Levy with ease and optimise your funding spend, giving you full confidence in your future training and apprenticeship strategy.

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