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The much anticipated Apprenticeship funding proposals have now been released and can be found on the website here:

As we were aware, the apprenticeship levy will apply to all UK employers in both the private and public sectors who pay annual pay bills of more than £3 million.

Employers are being urged to apply for a share of a new £17m training fund.​

Sheffield City Region's Skills Bank aims to provide a one-stop-shop to bridge the productivity gap, drive business growth and boost the region's prosperity.

Its target of creating 70,000 new private sector jobs over the next ten years aims to remove almost every barrier to sending staff on courses to help companies grow and it can fund up to 75% of the costs.

The Skills Bank is a project of Sheffield City Region’s Local Enterprise Partnership, which has negotiated a £1.3bn devolution deal.

Mercia College

Are you looking for a new role based in the East Midlands?

Our member Mercia College have a number of vacancies they are looking to recruit for. Based in Derby and covering the East Midlands, there are roles for Tutors, Assessors and an Employer and Learner Engagement Officer.

Full details of each role and how to apply can be found in the links for each role below:

Business and Administration Traineeship Tutor

H&SC Traineeship Tutor

Following on from our email to members regarding the invite from AELP to input in to the Future Apprenticeships Phase 2 programme, I’m pleased to announce that we have been selected to deliver one of the task and finish group projects. 

We have three confirmed participants from the network so far and still have space for a couple more to get involved should you think you can add value to the project.

With support from the Future Apprenticeship delivery team we have been asked to deliver a task and finish group project on:

One of our members are looking to recruit a Head of Legal Aid and Advice Services

DHA are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to manage the day-to-day running, staff and marketing of our Legal Aid Agency and Advice Services, taking a lead in providing Specialist Advice to clients in need of our support and line managed by the CEO.

Full details of the role and how to apply are here: Head of Legal Aid and Advice Services