Watertrain builds on success

March 28, 2018

The apprenticeship levy is not to blame for the fall in starts

April 10, 2018

The apprenticeship levy provides the perfect opportunity to obtain nationally recognised qualifications, meet the national standards for the water utility sector and progress in your career.

If you were not already aware, the levy can be used to enhance the skill level of existing personnel, so if you are looking to develop your skills and take the next step in your career, it could prove to be the answer. Apprenticeships have gone through substantial changes over the last few years, and it is now possible to deliver training tailored to the needs of employers in the water utility sector, within the apprenticeship framework.

The apprenticeship levy too has been misunderstood, with many employers and employees not fully appreciating the potential that it represents. Every employer with a payroll of more than £3million each year will be required to pay the levy – so why not enquire about the opportunities it represents for you?

As Neil Davies, founder of Watertrain comments “We have a long track record of delivering apprenticeships for clients in the water utility sector, yet apprenticeships hold the potential for employers and employees in many sectors to develop the skills set they need, setting them on the road to success.”

For employers in the water utility sector – part of the essential infrastructure – the likelihood is they will be levy-paying. Speak to your employer about the apprenticeship levy today and how it might be able to help you to develop your skills and knowledge, so perhaps you, in turn, could help to increase productivity, efficiency and profitability for your employer.

For more information on our Level 3 Water Process Technician Apprenticeship Standard and the advantages it holds for water utility companies, please click here.