What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

What is the Apprenticeship Levy

The apprenticeship levy is a government scheme that requires businesses with a pay bill of over £3 million to pay 0.5% of their total pay bill into a fund that will be used to support apprenticeships. The levy came into effect in April 2017 and is designed to help businesses invest in training and development […]

How to hire a staff member?

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When you are ready to start staffing your business, it is important to consider how you will find the right person for the job.  There are many methods that can be used to find the right employee, but some of the most common ways include advertising, networking, and referrals.  It is also important to be […]

How to get an apprentice?

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There are many ways to get an apprentice, but the most common way is to find someone who is looking for a new apprentice or to use a staffing agency. There are also online resources and apprenticeship databases that can help you find the right apprentice for your business. Our partners offer multiple apprenticeship training […]

What was the Kickstart scheme?

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The HQ Club are proud owners of the Kickstart portal, a platform that was in aid of the Kickstart scheme. The Kickstart scheme was a plan that was aimed at creating a six-month paid work placement for young people who were at risk for long-term unemployment. Kickstart started on 2nd September 2020 and finished on […]