Apprenticeship Levy Study Part II - Professional Services

In partnership with research specialists, trendence UK, BPP recently surveyed the Guardian UK 300 employers on their apprenticeship strategies.

The report, which features responses from a number of professional services firms, provides market leading insight on how some of the UK's top organisations are now planning to deal with the Apprenticeship Levy.

Over the past year, it is clear many employers in the sector have made the most of those advantages to double down on their talent and recruitment priorities. Many have made rapid progress converting their existing graduate, school-leaver and professional programmes to apprenticeships, they are on course to spend almost all of their levy funds, and they have been able to use them to broaden their recruitment proposition.

A top line view of the insights for professional services firms also highlights:

  • Diversity initiatives being the main reason behind firms’ use of the levy
  • The number of firms indicating that apprenticeships are a priority has more than doubled in a year since our initial research 12 months ago
  • Most employers will prioritise hiring external apprentices rather than internal talent

This report will give employers an opportunity to consider their approach to the levy, in light of feedback and new thinking from the firms we surveyed.

Last year’s professional services report can be found here.

Reports for other industry sectors you may be interested in can also be found on our insights page.

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