People 1st Helps Employers ‘Stay on Top’ of Apprenticeship Changes

The countdown to the introduction of the apprenticeship levy has started and People 1st has announced the creation of its Apprenticeship Network to provide insight and guidance to member businesses interested in keeping ahead of the curve on apprenticeship reform and the introduction of the levy.

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The introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017 will bring significant change and additional cost to businesses across the visitor economy. Although new apprenticeship standards, designed by employers, put businesses in the driving seat, a significant amount of detail on the new apprenticeship system has yet to emerge.

People 1st understand the challenges that face businesses in understanding the detail around the changes and ensuring their levy contribution makes a positive return. People 1st’s new Apprenticeship Network can help companies stay on top of the changes whilst gaining valuable insights from People 1st’s apprenticeship experts.  Membership of the network will also provide a unique opportunity for businesses to share experiences and collectively overcome issues in preparation for the introduction of the levy.


Member benefits will include access to a broad range of information including:

  • quarterly network meetings at which People 1st’s experts will review the latest news and developments in apprenticeships
  • updates and analysis on the latest information as it emerges from government and other organisations on the implementation of the levy, and new apprenticeship system, procurement, apprenticeship delivery and assessment
  • webinars and events supporting businesses to ensure they understand the basics and what they need to do next
  • members’ only support materials
  • access to People 1st’s apprenticeship consultants

For more information on becoming a member of the People 1st Apprenticeship Network, on upcoming events or on People 1st’s apprenticeship consultancy service, go to


Author: Institute of Hospitality

Established in 1938, the Institute is the international professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work or study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. We help more than 10,000 hospitality professionals in 100 countries grow their knowledge, professional profile and expertise offering a wide range of high quality membership services such as targeted and regular industry networking events, hospitality qualifications and extensive online quality resources such as free management guides, Hospitality magazine, webinars, ebooks and ejournals. To learn more about our many member benefits, view our website or email