Levy Paying Employers

The best place to start is watching our short video!

Our video explains everything you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy and how it will affect your organisation if your pay bill is over £3,000,000. Alternatively, please click here to access our fact sheet. 

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How can you maximise your levy spend?

Apprenticeships can help employers tackle skill shortages 

The introduction of the apprenticeship levy means that employers can use the funds in their Apprenticeship Service account to purchase apprenticeship training and assessment, this can be used for existing staff and recruited apprentices.

To maximise your spend, have you considered:

  • Upskilling exisitng staff including your senior management team
  • Recruiting apprentices
  • Integrating the apprenticeships as part of internal professional development programmes (CPD) 

We are able to support employers in maximising their levy spend and mapping internal training programmes to accredited qualifications.

Your levy strategy

Hawk Training can support you in defining a suitable and effective apprenticeship strategy. To get started please download our Levy Self Assessment Guide and we will be in touch to discuss how we can create a truly ‘Outstanding’ apprenticeship programme for your employees.

Apprenticeship levy calculator 

Click here to use the calculator to support you in your apprenticeship strategy.

Getting started

Give your team new skills and energy

 We will:

  • Support you to upskill your existing staff and recruit new talent into your organisation, keeping you informed at every stage
  • Work in partnership with you to devise an apprenticeship strategy, including planning, costings and tailoring provision to meet your business needs;
  • Assign you an account manager to talk you through the process every step of the way
  • Providing the latest updates of government policy that may affect your organisation


Learning can be done in the workplace, minimising distruption.

In order to support employers to engage with apprenticeship training, the government has developed a number of incentives:

  • £1000 incentive payment for every 16-18 year old. This is paid in two instalments at the 3rd and 12th month of the apprenticeship programme. 
  • Employing an apprentice under the age of 25? You may no longer have to pay employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions on their earnings up to the new Apprenticeship Upper Secondary Threshold.
  • The government will apply a 10% top-up to monthly funds entering levy-paying employers’ digital accounts, for apprenticeship training in England. 

Our Programmes

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice, take a look at our programmes to see what deliver.

Learn more

Courtney Sherwell, Education, Training & Development Associate, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, says:

"We have been working with Hawk fto deliver high quality NHS apprenticeships within Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. They are flexible and responsive to our business needs and keep us updated throughout the learner's journey.  It has been a pleasure to work with Hawk Training to deliver our apprenticeship portfolio."

Just a few of our many valued partners

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