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RECRUITING AN APPRENTICE THIS SUMMER? – See How the Changes Will Affect You

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Are you a levy payer?
If your organisation has a paybill of £3 million or more you will be a levy payer. 0.5% of your pay bill will, via HMRC, be paid into a levy pot which you can then spend on apprenticeship training in your organisation. Please note: There is a £15,000 allowance before the levy is applied.
Via the Digital Apprenticeship Service you will be able to view your levy funds and search for and select your preferred supplier.

Non-levy payers
If your salary bill is less than £3 million, you will be a non-levy paying employer.
You will be expected to contribute 10% of the maximum funding band for your chosen qualification in cash terms. Please note this is mandatory except for the exemption categories as detailed below. The remaining 90% will be contributed by Education and Skills Funding Agency and will be paid directly to your chosen provider pending an agreement being agreed by both parties (employer and provider).
*Please note – the 10% payment has to be made to your provider before the remaining 90% funding is released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. (Financial transactions are mandatory and have to be evidenced as required by the ESFA and can be discussed and arranged individually with your provider.)
Like levy paying companies, non- levy payers will also be able to use the Digital Apprenticeship Service to search for approved providers in your area, select your provider of choice and agree both financial and delivery terms.

Exemptions
There is no cash contribution required for learners 16-18yrs for employers with less than 50 employees. This age group will continue to be fully funded by Education and Skills Funding Agency and an incentive payment of £1000 is payable to both the provider and the employer (£1000 payment each).
The SFA will also contribute 100% funding for 19-24yr old care leavers or 19-24yr olds with an education or health care plan.

All changes relate to both new starts and existing staff

Further information for both levy and non-levy paying employers can be found using the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pay-apprenticeship-levy

Should you have any queries relating to the above or would like to discuss recruiting an apprentice please do not hesitate to contact us on: – 01482 611896.

The Latest from our Matrix Accreditation

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We are pleased to announce that we have recently retained our Matrix accreditation and would like to share some of the quotes from the report received from learners, employers and working partners with you.

IAG delivery is a key role for all staff including senior management, and all staff members’ support was frequently praised by clients: “My tutor is absolutely fabulous! The support I get is amazing”; “They’ve guided me through everything. I feel really supported”; “I started learning with them years ago. Now I send my own staff and wouldn’t use anyone else”.

The organisation embraces IAG as a service to ensure that targets in the form of retention and achievement are realised, putting into practice the Chamber Training mission “…to encourage, support and empower people to be the best they can be and accept nothing less”. IAG also enables the achievement of some of the overarching aims covered in the Business Plan such as providing high quality learning, adding value to the learner journey and enabling business growth.

IAG delivery approaches are effective, with design and development firmly focused upon realising the achievement indicators for each programme. Recruitment is centred upon quality IAG practices and is sector-specific.

Objective IAG is delivered with a clear focus upon ensuring the potential learner understands what is expected within the apprenticeship framework or qualification, with care taken to identify additional support needs, and match the programme to the individual’s learning style. All staff were able to provide a clear description of the IAG service entitlement and how they bring it to life.

School and sixth-form college partners confirmed that Chamber Training has done some excellent work in promoting apprenticeships to school leavers. It presents apprenticeships as being an alternative pathway to A levels and/or university through its work in schools and colleges, including attendance at careers fairs as part of a Careers and Enterprise Company programme. Schools and colleges confirmed that they invite Chamber Training to events, so that young people and their parents can make informed decisions based on facts, with apprenticeship myths busted. Apprenticeships are promoted impartially, with much of its promotion work revolving around apprenticeships as a whole rather than Chamber Training specifically.

LAST CALL FOR FULLY FUNDED TRAINING … If you are looking to upskill your workforce or recruit an apprentice YOU NEED TO DO IT NOW … The clock is ticking!

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Following a government consultation the Apprenticeship Levy will come into force on 6th April 2017. The information below should help you prepare for how this will affect your organisation.

Are you a levy payer?
If your organisation has a paybill of £3 million or more you will be a levy payer from 1st May 2017. 0.5% of your pay bill will, via HMRC, be paid into a levy pot which you can then spend on apprenticeship training in your organisation. Please note: There is a £15,000 allowance before the levy is applied.
Via the Digital Apprenticeship Service you will be able to view your levy funds and search for and select your preferred supplier.

Non-levy payers
If your salary bill is less than £3 million, you will be a non-levy paying employer.
From 1st May 2017 you will be expected to contribute 10% of the maximum funding band for your chosen qualification in cash terms. Please note this is mandatory except for the exemption categories as detailed below. The remaining 90% will be contributed by Skills Funding Agency and will be paid directly to your chosen provider pending an agreement being agreed by both parties (employer and provider).
Please note – the 10% payment has to be made up front before the remaining 90% funding is released to your provider and this has to be evidenced to Skills Funding Agency.
Like levy paying companies, non- levy payers will also be able to use the Digital Apprenticeship Service to search for approved providers in your area, select your provider of choice and agree both financial and delivery terms.

Exemptions
There is no cash contribution required for learners 16-18yrs. This age group will continue to be fully funded by Skills Funding Agency and an incentive payment of £1000 is payable to both the provider and the employer (£1000 payment each).
The SFA will also contribute 100% funding for 19-24yr old care leavers or 19-24yr olds with an education or health care plan.

All changes relate to both new starts and existing staff

Further information for both levy and non- levy paying employers can be found using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work

Chamber Training will be holding a series of free information events in the new year to answer all your questions and help you better understand how the changes will affect your business. Dates will be announced shortly so please look out for them in the near future………

Until 1st May 2017 all current funding systems remain the same so we would advise you to consider your recruitment needs now and avoid the forthcoming changes. Chamber Training will be providing additional support to employers between now and 1st May to ensure you make the right choices before the levy is active. A member of staff would be happy to discuss your options in more detail, or if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us on: – 01482 611896.

 

LEAVING SCHOOL THIS YEAR LOOKING AT CAREER OPTIONS? .. START YOUR JOURNEY HERE WITH APPRENTICESHIPS .. Admin, Care, Warehousing, Hairdressing ..

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If you are 16-18yrs old, Chamber Training (Humber) Ltd will aim to source you full-time employment with a local company which guarantees you a wage whilst you work towards the full achievement of your apprenticeship framework.

  • WE will provide you with employment opportunities
  • WE will send your CV to employers
  • WE will arrange the interviews for you

ONCE you become employed you will earn at least the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices at the current rate of £3.30 per hour increasing to full National Minimum Wage or a higher salary upon completion of your apprenticeship.

There are many career routes available through Apprenticeships in the following vocational areas ..

  • Business and Administration
  • IT User
  • Customer Service
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Health & Social Care
  • Refrigeration/Air-Conditioning
  • Hairdressing

To apply, call us today to arrange an appointment on 01482 611896

VACANCY – Hairdressing Tutor / Assessor

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Due to expansion Chamber Training (Humber) Ltd require a work-based learning assessor/tutor for Hairdressing at our city centre training salon ‘Salon Apprentice’.
Holding both an assessor’s award and a relevant teaching qualification the successful candidate will be familiar with work based learning qualifications and ideally apprenticeship frameworks. Holding excellent organisational & communication skills the ideal candidate will be familiar with working in a fast paced environment. Due to covering a large geographical area a full driving licence and own transport is essential.
4 Days Initially – Salary £19,000 – £20,500 (pro rata by negotiation)
Please send a CV and covering letter by 5.00pm on 23/9/16.
Ms Petra Seifert – Human Resources Manager
Chamber Training (Humber) Ltd
34 / 38 Beverley Road
Hull, HU3 1YE
Job Type: Part-time
Required education:
Diploma/Certificate
Required experience:
Hairdressing: 1 year
Required licence or certification:
Driving Licence

THIS VACANCY HAS NOW BEEN FILLED

APPRENTICESHIPS – OPEN EVENT 29th JULY

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LEAVING SCHOOL? WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS? .. Join us at our drop-in event between 10am and 3pm on Friday 29th July, where you can talk to staff about apprenticeships in administration, health and social care and hairdressing. Find out what vacancies we are recruiting for with local employers.

For further information about the event, please call us on 01482 611896 or listen to our radio advert here ..