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Intermediary Service

Giving Smaller employers the ability to choose

60% of the UK workforce are employed by a smaller employer. There are over 2,000,000 smaller employers in England and from January 2020, they have a choice in the way they engage with apprenticeships. The Government has a vision to improve the quality of apprenticeships and ensure they work for businesses of all sizes. That’s why at the beginning of the year they opened up the apprenticeship service for all businesses, not just large ones. This change will allow smaller employers, who do not pay the apprenticeship levy, to make more informed decisions when it comes to apprenticeships, ensuring they are doing what’s best for their business.

Apprenticeship Intermediary Service

The Apprentice Intermediary Service is a centralised support service delivered by NSAR in partnership with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to help Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and other smaller business intermediaries throughout England understand the recent changes to apprenticeships and how this impacts smaller employers.

Here you will find:

All enabling you to more confidently engage with small employers with your networks and regions so that they can utilise apprenticeship within their business.

Apprentice being trained

You have assisted some of our companies, so I wanted to say a huge thank you for this, we have had really positive feedback regarding how straightforward you make this for them and helpful you have been 😊