Last year, the FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference saw a huge number of eager delegates brimming with questions as to how the Government would launch and manage the new apprenticeship reforms.
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I worked with a business developer once who was very fact-orientated and technical. Whilst they had all the specific knowledge to evidence their service, they were as dull as a post and their lead retention figures suffered as a consequence.
If your company is part of a larger organisation you are all considered as a part of the levy paying organisation and as such you will need to discuss how training is distributed fairly across the different facets involved.
I work in Business Development for apprenticeships. I represent five curriculum areas, liaise with multiple staff and work with hundreds of employers to reward their staff with higher level training. Below are my six ways to be a great Business Developer.
While I talk fluidly about apprenticeships from a provider point-of-view, sometimes the terms used can leave employers lost in translation. Below are some common terms and what they actually mean.
Having to promote higher and degree apprenticeships in my day to day I find that the term “apprentice” still summons the technical, unacademic mindset which is really disappointing and totally inaccurate.
I can empathise with how some providers and employers might have some reservations about the 20% off-the-job learning rule under the new apprenticeship scheme. However, I think if people consider this requirement, particularly as it applies to a higher or degree level apprenticeship then 20% really is a small amount of commitment considering the value…
The apprenticeship reform is difficult for levy paying employers. Not only do they have to accomodate a new tax, they need to adapt their internal processes to allocate training, fairly, and all whilst being approached continually by various training providers. No wonder a number of levy payers are just putting their head in the sand…
The recent apprenticeship reform has been one of the biggest rethinks in the last ten years and will hopefully bring about continual adaptation and improvement to the way people see and use apprenticeships.