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APPRENTICESHIPS FEBRUARY 2017 63 Not just a new tax – Leveraging the Apprenticeship Levy to give a high return on investment Don’t let the Apprenticeship Levy be just another tax burden on business. AT The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) we believe you can leverage your levy payments to a high rate of return on investment within a very short time. Government commissioned research on Employer Investment in Apprenticeships and Workplace Learning found that employers are able to recoup their training costs within one or two years of the completion of training – even less for some intermediate roles and for existing employees. We also know from our 30 years’ experience this can be recouped in half the time for existing employees taken into Apprenticeship training and we can reduce this further At CONEL we’re very proud of our revealed 95% of employers were through high income generating Apprenticeship programme and last very happy with the training we and add-on skills delivered very early year worked with 370 organisations provide and 97% saw an immediate in the training programme, which to train over 1,000 apprentices. improvement in employee skills and give increased income generation Our overall Apprenticeship increased productivity. and improved productivity. CONEL achievement rates are very high and “We began working with CONEL really understands, like you, that we were ranked the best college to help ease the shortage of Apprentices should never “just make in London, and among the top 20 apprentices in the dry lining industry the tea” and every employee needs nationally, for employer satisfaction and have been very impressed with to be a productive member File: 222915-of 2-17LBM Haringey College Ad size: A4 staff 1/2L (185mm in the wide FE x 130mm Choices high) survey in 2016. the quality of training provided at from the day they start working. Last year our own survey also the College and the pool of talent Take on an Apprentice with us today! coming through,” said Mark Hoey, Regional Construction Director at Conneely Group. “We are proud to have employed 30 apprentices in 2016 and looking forward to continuing the relationship with CONEL into 2017.” One of the key benefits that our employers have identified is that Apprenticeships increase the inflow of skills to the workforce, ensuring that future skills needs are met. Our Apprenticeship programme offers training in accounting, business, childcare, cleaning, construction, customer service, engineering, hairdressing and beauty, health and care, horticulture, hospitality, ICT and computing and management. We also offer Pre- Apprenticeships in accounting, ICT and computing, dry wall lining and rail track engineering. i If you’re interested in starting an Apprenticeship scheme with your company, call us today on 020 8442 3442 or go to www.conel.ac.uk. At The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London London we have over 30 years’ experience working with employers. Last year we worked with 370 businesses to train over 1,000 Apprentices. We offer Apprenticeships in: — Accounting and Business — Childcare — Construction — Health and Care — Engineering — Computing — Hairdressing — Teaching Employer Survey 2016 95% of businesses satisfied with our training with saw improved skills and increased productivity saw improvement in standards employers would recommend us 97% 92% 93% The CONEL Team is looking forward to your call Call us on 020 8442 3442 or visit www.conel.ac.uk/job. Click/tap for more info 222915-2-17LBM Haringey College.indd 1 16/01/2017 15:01


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