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Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service


Essex County Council are striving to increase apprenticeships within the county. The councils new Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service will allow levy payers to utilise levy to support the apprenticeship training costs for other organisations. This is an online service that allows companies interested in donating apprenticeship levy funds (maximum of 25%), to view details of opportunities created by other organisations looking for funding. Organisations can specify their objectives and based on these are matched with other appropriate organisations. The online system makes the process easy and there is also a dedicated team to support during this process. Visit the website for further details or contact the team directly at [email protected]

Transfer levy funds

From April 1st 2019 levy payers are able to transfer up to 25% of their levy funds to a non-levy payer. This will enable the levy payer to keep money for apprenticeships within their supply chain, sector or communities rather than run the risk of their unused funds expiring and being returned to central government if not utilised within 24 months. 

Most organisations that transfer funds do so to help their supply chain or SMEs access training they couldn’t otherwise afford. Essentially, a transfer means the receiving organisation does not have to contribute to the cost of apprenticeship training. It also gives the receiver the choice of all the training providers listed on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

Levy Transfer Projects

Opportunities for projects for levy-payers may include:

  • supporting SMEs within outsourced services/supply chain such as facilities, horticulture, onsite retail, catering, payroll, pensions
  • targeting a specific sector where there is a known skills gap such as engineering, digital industries
  • building capacity in voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to identify roles that can be trained through an apprenticeship
  • Schools engagement – fund apprenticeships in local schools such as teaching assistants, facilities/catering, office and business roles
  • Widening participation agenda through working with Job Centre Plus to engage those not currently in work and improving the numbers of those moving into an apprenticeship or paid role
  • Working with an Apprenticeship Training Agency

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