Last month the apprenticeship levy begun. It aims to get large organisations serious about apprenticeships and reach the goal of 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020.
Steve Hill states that this levy is an opportunity for businesses to grow and gain skilled workers. This is particularly lacking in science, technology, engineering and maths departments. Therefore, the levy encourages organisations to hire apprentices where they can distinguish keen and smart workers from others to help build their organisation, while helping young people gain practical skills that they won't get anywhere else.
"It only becomes a tax if employers don’t use it" - Steve Hill.