Businesses are briefed on new apprenticeship changes

Published: March 15, 2017

 

Photo of Beej Kaczmarczyk is pictured, left, with the mayor of Telford & Wrekin, Councillor Rae Evans, and TCAT dup Denise Bishop and Peter Nangle.

1. Beej Kaczmarczyk is pictured, left, with the mayor of Telford & Wrekin, Councillor Rae Evans, and TCAT dup Denise Bishop and Peter Nangle.

Around 70 people from the local business community attended a briefing at Telford College of Arts and Technology to gather information about important changes to the running of apprenticeships.

It was organised to explain how the funding of apprenticeship programmes across England is due to change this year with the introduction of the Government’s new apprenticeship levy.

The guest speaker was Beej Kaczmarczyk, director of Learning Curve Group, and well known in the further education sector for his expertise and knowledge, while guests included the mayor of Telford & Wrekin, Councillor Rae Evans.

Dale Kynaston, TCAT’s business development manager, said: “We have received some excellent feedback on the event.

“Delegates enjoyed a breakfast networking session before the briefing started, and were given the opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions throughout the morning.

Photo of Beej Kaczmarczyk delivers his apprenticeships presentation to a group of around 70 local business people

Beej Kaczmarczyk delivers his apprenticeships presentation to a group of around 70 local business people

“Several attendees also took the opportunity of a tour around the college.”

TCAT is already working with a number of local companies to help identify internal development opportunities, recruit and train new team members, and ensure they get access to available funding.

 

Dale added: “Shropshire companies may be able to access Government support, even if they haven’t contributed to the Apprenticeship levy – and Beej explained how this works.”

Any companies seeking more information on the apprenticeship levy, and other changes in the sector, are invited to contact the TCAT team on 01952 642398 or email engage@tcat.ac.uk

Photo of Networking over breakfast at the TCAT apprenticeships briefing

Networking over breakfast at the TCAT apprenticeships briefing

Photo of Beej Kaczmarczyk, right, with TCAT business development manager Dale Kynaston

Beej Kaczmarczyk, right, with TCAT business development manager Dale Kynaston