New Apprenticeship Standards

The Apprenticeship Levy and associated reforms have sought to make apprenticeships more engaging for employers.

To this end, employers have been invited to collaborate on new apprenticeship standards to ensure training matches the ever-changing needs.

With more than 500 new standards in the development pipeline, it can be hard to keep track of when they’re approved for delivery.

That’s why we’re committed to highlighting the most important releases as soon as they’re unveiled by the government.

If you’re interested in finding out more about a specific standard and how it could benefit your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Levy team today:

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Latest apprenticeship standards releases

Level 5 Human Resources Consultant/Partner

The long-awaited Level 5 Human Resources apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery this month (August 2017). Developed in conjunction with some of the country’s biggest companies, this degree-level apprenticeship offers a good grounding in HR that’s applicable in a range of business contexts.

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Level 3 Human Resources Supportlevel 3 human resources support apprenticeship standard

Hot on the heels of the Level 5 HR apprenticeship, the Level 3 Human Resources Support standard is aimed at junior HR professionals in a range of roles. It seeks to develop core HR skills around function, legislation and policy and opens the pathway to further progression in the field:

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Level 3 Building Services Design Technician

This Level 3 standard provides assistance to engineers and other construction professionals. Design technicians could be working under supervision in a design consultancy, a contractor or a manufacturing company - the work involved would be analysing problems, project delivery and site engineering. 

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Level 3 Project Controls Technician level 3 project controls technician apprenticeship standard

Project Controls Technicians work in large project teams, usually on complex projects in sectors such as construction, manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure. Employers involved with this standard are Balfour Beatty, EDF Energy and Atkins Global to name a few. 

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Level 6 Food Industry Technical Professional

The Food Industry Technical Professional standard is a degree apprenticeship at level 6, aimed at Assistant Food Technical Managers, Quality Managers, Shift Quality Managers, Hygiene Managers, Product Innovation and Development Technologists. With the Food Industry being one of the largest and most dynamic sectors - this standard is set to be popular. 

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Level 3 Business Administrator business administrator standard

This standard can be applied to all sectors - whether in the public, private or charitable sector. As a Business Administrator, the role will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Administrators contribute to the efficiency of an organisation and as the standard is flexible and responsive, it can be transferred to a variety of roles. 

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Level 3 Digital Engineering Technician

A digital engineering technician will produce detailed solutions to achieve the optimum performance of built environment projects by using digital models and presentations using software, sketches and electronic visualisations. Progression from this standard could be anything from construction design manager, construction site manager or construction quantity surveyor. 

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Develop your own apprenticeship standards

If you’re interested in helping to develop apprenticeship standards to suit specific roles within your industry, you can join the government’s ‘Trailblazer’ scheme to propose and develop new apprenticeships in tandem with other employers in your sector.

To find out more, get in touch with our Levy team, or take a look at the government’s official guidance.