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Employers learn more about the upcoming Apprenticeship Levy

Eastleigh College recently invited local businesses to attend a Breakfast Lunch at the College’s East Avenue restaurant, to learn more about how the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy may affect their business. Attendees included B&Q, Carnival, and Southern Health NHS Trust.

Members of the Apprenticeship Experts team from the College, who currently work with hundreds of employers in the region, explained how the Levy is due to work, what will be expected of employers who contribute, and how business get the most of their levy contributions.

Attendees felt the event was very informative and helped them better understand how to move their business forward under the new legislation, due to be implemented in April 2017.

Renee Lima from Southern Health NHS Trust said, “It’s been really interesting finding out more about the Levy and how the College are going to work with it. Following today we will arrange a 1-2-1 with one of the team, to try and look at matrixes within the Trust and what Apprenticeships would best suit certain areas. Since we’re a big company, we will have to pay quite a lot into the Levy, so it’s figuring out how to make the most of it.”

The Apprenticeship Experts team also explained how they can help businesses throughout the process of employing an apprentice, from sourcing applicants to writing an employment contract.

If you would like to speak to someone about the Apprenticeship Levy, or about hiring apprentices into your business, please call 023 8091 1195 or email For helpful information and resources, please visit our Levy information page.