With Rishi Sunak’s 2021 budget having been announced, the apprenticeship provision continues to see more investment and support from the government.

What’s been changed?

  • Apprentice incentive payments have doubled to £3,000 for all businesses – that’s for all hires, of any age
  • A new flexi-apprenticeship programme will allow apprentices to work for multiple employers across the same sector, a boost for industries with more flexible working patterns

These changes mean that the already booming apprenticeship provision is set to continue growing, with more people upskilling and retraining due to the pandemic, alongside those wanting a complete change in career – all whilst being able to earn a living.

How does this affect you? You may find that your current cohort of trainers and assessors are unable to keep up with the ever increasing demand of new caseloads, meaning you might need to increase your talent pool.

With Protocol, you can expand and contract your workforce at speed, with no financial penalties. If you need someone for a couple of hours a week, a few months or even permanently – we can support you!

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