With apprenticeships now a vital part of many firms’ recruitment and retention drives and following National Apprenticeship Week which took place last week, Manchester-based Northcoders – the industry leading software development training and solutions provider – is launching its brand new ReSkill programme which can be paid for with apprenticeship levy funding, co-investment, or levy-transfer.
ReSkill has been created for employees who want to change their career direction into coding but have little or no prior coding experience.
It follows the recent launch of its UpSkill programme which is aimed at businesses that employ junior developers who would benefit from ongoing training and skills development. To date, more than 45 people have started the programme.
The first ReSkill programme cohort will start on 8th March. Like all Northcoders courses, it will be delivered remotely due to Covid-19, but it will be available on campus in Manchester or Leeds once it is safe to return to in-person delivery.
Businesses can pay for both with apprenticeship levy funding, co-investment, or levy-transfer. If employers don’t have a levy, they can share the cost with the government. This is called ‘co-investment’ and means the company pays 5% and the government will pay the rest.
As part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, other additional support is also available. Employers can access £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire aged under 25, and £1,500 for each newly recruited apprentice aged 25 and over. This includes taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant.