But how many businesses in Cumbria know what the levy entails and how they can benefit from the scheme now or in the future?
This month, the University of Cumbria is running a series of events for employers at campuses in Cumbria and north Lancashire to explain more and set out how the university can help train the workforce of tomorrow.
Ewan Pullan, University of Cumbria employer engagement manager, said: “It’s an exciting time but we know businesspeople are busy so we wanted to offer advice on the new apprenticeships in a format that suits commerce and in straightforward language.
“We’ve produced an employers’ guide setting out how the levy and funding works and have arranged special events where we hope we can help answer queries.”
Book a place on the free events to discover how businesses – big and small – can benefit from the apprenticeship levy and the new apprenticeship funding system, as well as hearing the latest developments from the University of Cumbria – a partner of Choose Cumbria.
The events take place on Tuesday, February 14 at the Business Interaction Centre in Carlisle, Wednesday, February 15 at the university’s Ambleside campus and Friday, February 17 at the Lancaster campus of the university. Click the dates above to book your free place at the events.
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