Apprenticeship Levy

In response to a growing number of enquires, GLP Training is providing a Levy Solution Service that supports employers maximise the return on investment of the Levy that is to be paid by all employers with a payroll bill of over £3million from 1st May 2017.

For assistance please contact us at info@glptraining.co.uk to speak to a specialist.

Link to Ready Steady Levy Page

How does an Apprenticeship work?

Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes and now cover all occasions and sectors. Anyone who is 16 or over can complete an apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit to an apprenticeship, as they are a great way to help people develop their skills at all stages and help you effectively upskill your workforce.

Apprentices study towards nationally recognised qualifications. If they have not already done so, apprentices will need to complete a qualification in Maths and English alongside these to allow them to become competent in their role. Some apprenticeships may also require apprentices to complete an Information Communications Technology (ICT) qualification, to ensure they have the relevant skills they need to do the job. Depending on the type of apprenticeship it is possible for your apprentice to complete all their learning within your business, meaning that there will be minimum disruption to your everyday business tasks.

What Does an Apprenticeship look like?

Core Elements of an Apprenticeship

  • Apprentices are supported throughout their learning by a dedicated Trainer Assessor
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Minimum of 12 visits with their Trainer Assessor
  • Trainer Assessors have specialist sector skills so the learning is always aligned to the needs of the business
  • Blended delivery, including an E-portfolio

Apprenticeships for Existing Staff

Increasingly, companies are looking to nurture potential from within their company as recruiting new can be expensive, stressful and time-consuming. Once you have strong staff, it makes good business sense to try and retain them.

Training is a beneficial way to maximise business efficiency and ensure employees remain happy and part of the organisation.

Apprenticeships offer a structured staff development programme that ensures staff are operating at or above national standards.

GLP Training provide employer support through an experienced team with Learning and Development experience, bringing specialist skills and knowledge to provide you with comprehensive support and guide you to the most appropriate solution.

Providing the opportunity to your current workforce can implement a structured progression plan. It increases and supports staff retention by engaging your employees making your workforce feel valued.

Apprenticeships for New Staff

GLP Training offers a free service to all employers looking to recruit apprentices. The service includes pre-screening candidates and managing the application process on your behalf reducing down time and effort involved.

The team work with you to develop a job description and personal specification and manage the applications on your behalf through to interview.

Apprenticeships can incorporate the staff induction and can form a valuable part of the on boarding journey for a new employee. Supporting positive staff retention and engagement from the start.

GLP Training works with a large number of Multinational and SME companies across a variety of industries. We deliver a huge spectrum of apprenticeships and currently we are one of the country’s leading facilities apprenticeship providers

Employer Case Studies (coming soon)

Cordant Group – Cordant offers integrated services including recruitment, security, cleaning and technical electrical services. They are a national company and a market leader in recruitment and integrated facility services, having 10,000+ employees based in the UK. At Cordant we deliver a wide range of apprenticeship topics at various levels of diploma. We are currently delivering higher numbers of apprenticeships in the Cleaning Services and Security subsidiaries of the business. The apprenticeship programmes to date have made a real positive impact on what the business delivering strategically.


Building the skills base of your workforce in line with your company’s objectives benefits your business in many ways:

  • Increased productivity
  • Increased internal recruitment
  • Reduction in recruitment costs
  • Increase in retention rates of staff
  • Increase in employee engagement