Skypeople was formed in in 2013 to provide training services to the aviation sector, particularly supporting cabin crew and pilots. We feel passionately about training and sharing our skills and knowledge, so we took the decision to become an Apprenticeship Training Provider and broaden our offering.
We were delighted to announce our registration on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (with Main Provider status) in January 2018 (UKPRN no.10065116), allowing us to share the expertise we have within our team of amazing trainers with companies across the UK in supporting them with the learning and development needs of their current and future employees.
Whether you are a company with an in-house training team or not, you will benefit from the wealth of expertise that the Skypeople team offer. Our team is made up of trainers from the hospitality, aviation, tourism, equestrian, retail, childcare and education sectors.
We are recognised by the Institute of Apprenticeships to deliver the following standards:
Why employ an Apprentice?
Apprenticeships are a great way for employers to nurture their existing talent. They also provide an excellent route for young people to join your organisation to train on the job and gain a qualification at the same time. The majority of young people who choose the Apprenticeship route are mostly seeking an alternative to university. They come with a fresh mind, full of possibility and enthusiasm, as well as being ready to learn. This gives you the perfect opportunity to develop them into the Apprentice that will fulfill the needs of your business.
Since April 2017 all UK employers in the public and private sector with a pay bill of over £3 million have had to contribute to the apprenticeship levy (0.5% of their annual pay bill). There couldn’t be a better time to employ an Apprentice. As a Main Training Provider, we are able to draw-down funds directly from the government, making the whole process much simpler for you.
Non-Levy Paying Employers
SMEs co-fund their Apprenticeship training, currently paying just 10% (with the rest paid for by the Government). From April 2019 this will have to be managed through the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) online account.
Speak to us for advice and guidance on co-investment and the additional financial incentives available. For employees aged over 19 they will pay for 90% of Apprenticeships training, with the employer co-investing 10%.
We would be delighted to hear from any organisations who are looking to employ an Apprentice in these roles, or up-skill their existing Learning and Development team. Training can be delivered at any UK location to suit you.
To find out how our bespoke approach can help your business, please contact us.