The ACT is committed to providing the latest updates on apprenticeships to support our members and students, whether they are going through an apprenticeship, looking to put their employees onto an apprenticeship or starting to explore apprenticeship opportunities for the first time.
Financial Service Professional Apprenticeship
The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) offers two Level 6 apprenticeship qualifications that are tailored for financial services professionals.
Both qualifications are part of the National Apprenticeships Scheme in England, included on the Financial Services Professional Standard (ST0472).
Employers in England can use their Apprenticeship Levy accounts to fund the training costs of their new and, in some cases, their existing finance trainees.
Apprenticeships are open to everyone in England. Become an apprentice in the financial services sector and as an employee you’ll receive a salary whilst you study for a recognised industry qualification at no cost to you.
As an apprentice, your employer will provide a structured programme to help you develop your professional skills. As apprenticeships are real jobs, you’ll need to apply for opportunities, just as you would for any other role. Agencies, career fairs, and job boards like the ACT’s are a good place to start.
Here you will find links to the latest relevant articles and websites with more information around apprenticeships, specifically from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
- Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education COVID-19 information hub
- Education and Skills Funding agency response to COVID-19
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response
- Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education response to COVID-19
- Employer Support Packages – chancellors announcement
- Employer Support Packages – guidance
- 7 pointers to help employers prepare for transfers on the apprenticeship service
- Increased transfer allowance to bring fresh opportunities to businesses
- Transferring unused apprenticeship funds to other employers
Reskilling The Recovery
The London Progression Collaboration is an innovative pilot project being delivered by the Institute for Public Policy Research and the Greater London Authority, with the financial support of J.P. Morgan.
The LPC can support your business to evaluate your current apprenticeship engagement, or if you have never employed an apprentice, get up and running with apprenticeships. If you are a Construction, Retail and Hospitality business in London then follow the link below for more information.
If you’re a local business in this region, follow the above link for more information.
Transfer to Transform
All businesses across the Solent have been effected by COVID-19, with SMEs among the worst hit by the pandemic. SMEs are a vital part of Solent’s business ecosystem, so ensuring they can access the skills and training they need to support their recovery is vital. By pledging unspent apprenticeship levy funds to Transfer to Transform, large businesses can cover the costs of apprenticeship training for SMEs, enabling them to take on and train new staff or upskill existing members of their team for the challenges we all face ahead.
Regular links to general support pages: