Did you know that we’d been successful in our application to be on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP)?
This is great news as it means that Digital Skills HQ, will be recognised as one of the go-to providers of the ‘Digital Marketer’ apprenticeship in Yorkshire.
The RoATP is there to give prospective employers and apprentices alike confidence in all the providers that make the register. So making the list is a big deal for Digital Skills HQ because the Skills Funding agency are saying that we have the capacity and capability to deliver excellent apprenticeship training. Not bad, eh?
Our inclusion on the RoATP means that we’ve formally been given the green light to deliver apprenticeships to any employer who pays the apprenticeship levy from 1st May 2017.
From Spring this year, employers operating in the UK with a payroll of over £3 million now have to pay the apprenticeship levy. And if you’re one of these businesses who pay the levy, you could claim the cost of £9,000-worth of training every year. In our opinion it’s a no-brainer. You might as well take the government up on the offer because you’ve effectively already paid for it anyway!
One area any business could benefit from additional resource and expertise is digital marketing. Okay, granted, we are going to say that (given that we’re specialists in delivering digital marketing apprenticeships), but improving your online profile is a surefire way of increase your company’s bottom line. If you’re a Yorkshire-based business, you might want have a read of this article about the ‘digital skills gap’.
With expert coaching from the highly experienced Digital Skills HQ team, our apprentices will come away from the 15-month programme with nationally-recognised qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and sound knowledge of everything from from Google Adwords and PPC, to social media management and email campaigns.
Whether you’re an employer with someone in your workforce with the talent and passion for online marketing, or you’re interested in a career as a digital marketer, get in touch.
Email [email protected] for more information about Digital Marketing Apprenticeships or for more about the RoATP visit www.gov.uk/guidance/register-of-apprenticeship-training-providers
Digital Skills HQ is a trading name of Business Advice Direct Ltd, search the RoATP for either name if you’re looking us up.