Fairway Training Healthcare Awarded Direct Apprenticeship Contract
This will ensure all Fairway Training will be able to access apprenticeship funding directly and offer high quality apprenticeship training provision for the Health & Social care sector.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is awarding contracts to organisations to provide apprenticeship training to non-levy paying employers. Each of these employers does not pay the apprenticeship levy because they have an annual pay bill of less than £3million.
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said:
“We are investing in our workforce to make sure there is no barrier on anyone’s ambition and that employers have the skilled workforce they need. The investment announced today will ensure that all businesses are able to benefit from high-quality apprenticeship training provision.
The awards follow a rigorous procurement process, designed to ensure the sustainable, ongoing provision of apprenticeship training for employers and learners over the next 15 months. Over 1,000 providers submitted bids.
The initial awards for this procurement total £485m, with successful providers able to bid for more funding over the contract period if they can demonstrate evidence of demand, and subject to the ESFA funding rules and affordability.”
The award caps a highly successful 2017 that re-enforces Fairway Training as a leading, quality provider of Health & Social Care.
Alex O’Neill, Operations Director at Fairway Homecare commented:
“Fairway Healthcare / Homecare has a huge commitment to quality training and career progression for all of our staff both internal and external. We completely believe on providing individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to make a positive impact every single day.
We are proud to invest so much in terms of time money and resource and our vision is a completely self-grown workforce over the coming years with a career path open to all. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of investing in people for the future and setting them off on the right path.
We feel that everyone is learning all the time and we embrace it to the maximum. We hope to provide apprenticeship opportunities to over 40 local carers this year alone internally as well as office based finance, admin and sales careers opportunities in a year of growth, development and investment.”
For more information, contact our team on 0330 024 1370.