My name’s James Reeve and I’m a senior policy advisor at the Department for Education. For the past 18 months I’ve spent a lot of time travelling to Coventry to work with the team building the apprenticeship service.
We will soon be adding a new piece of functionality into the apprenticeship service. This will enable levy-paying employers to add apprentices and set up payments to training providers.
As the lead user researcher on the apprenticeship service, I spend most of my time with employers and training providers, testing the service and trying to understand how to make it as easy to use as possible.
The SFA has employed apprentices for the past 3-5 years. Apprentices have been especially important in digital, and the team now building the apprenticeship service includes a number of former apprentices. To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we’ve published this short …
The apprenticeship service launch into public beta has so far been a success. We deliberately kept the launch small to start with, giving the teams time to test functionality, operational processes and policy impact.
Employers have already given us positive feedback about the apprenticeship service – they’ve told us it's simple, easy to use and intuitive. This short video tells you more about the service. Our design and development experts tell you how it gives …
The new apprenticeship service adds employers into the payment process, creating another layer of complexity in the system.
The digital apprenticeship service is a complex programme with 7 scrum teams developing different elements of the service.
Today we take the end-to-end digital apprenticeship service to GDS for its private beta assessment. As service manager, it’s my job to make sure that everything is in place.
In order for employers to access their apprenticeship funding, the digital apprenticeship service needs to know how much levy has been collected by HMRC.
The apprenticeship levy starts in April 2017. Once collections start, levy-paying employers will want to know how to access the funds in their digital account – and how to spend them.