Podcast 238 — Supporting Apprenticeships

If your organization had a pot of money that could either be used to fund apprenticeships or paid to the tax man, how would you choose to spend it?

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 30 March 2021
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Podcast 238 — Supporting Apprenticeships

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross Dickie is joined by two colleagues from Emerald Group, Mike Shaw and Fiona Allison, to discuss the Apprenticeship Levy.

They discuss:

  • What the Levy is and how it works
  • The extent to which L&D has failed to take advantage of the Levy to fund apprenticeships
  • What it's like to be an apprentice, balancing work and study

For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit emeraldworks.com. There, you'll also find details of our award winning performance support toolkit, our off-the-shelf e-learning, and our custom work.

If you'd like to learn more about the Apprenticeship Levy, this articles answers some frequently asked questions: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/key-facts-you-should-know-about-the-apprenticeship-levy

The CIPD's recent assessment of the Levy's success as a policy can be found at: https://www.cipd.co.uk/about/media/press/010321apprenticeship-levy-reform-budget#gref

The VR tool Mike mentioned in 'What I Learned This Week' was Spatial: https://spatial.io/

You can learn more about Greenland sharks at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_shark

Fiona Allison

Fiona Allison

Books Commissioning Editor - Business, Management and Economics

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Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw

Senior Learning and Organisational Development Professional

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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.
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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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