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Information for Employers


Funding an Apprenticeship

Essex Levy share scheme

Essex County Council have developed an Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service, in support of COVID-19 recovery to increase apprenticeship opportunities, via harnessing unspent levy across the county. The service provides an independent, fully managed levy transfer service including a website, led by ECC but partnering with local district and borough councils, FE colleges and providers in Essex, therefore growing a consortium of education providers to deliver the identified apprenticeships. 

The service acts as a centre point for both funding pledges and requests and supports business to drive up apprenticeship numbers. The service aims to retain apprenticeship levy funding within the Essex economy and increase skills for the future within key sectors helping to boost inclusive growth, support individuals, develop core skills, resilience and health in the area. 

Find out more about the Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service, read FAQs and look for opportunities over on their website: Alternatively, please contact Rob Brooks, Talent for Care Relationship Manager (Apprenticeships) at Health Education England, on

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership works with businesses, local authority partners and education institutions to drive growth and enterprise in Norfolk and Suffolk. We are transforming the economy by securing funds from government to help businesses grow, through the delivery of ambitious programmes to ensure that businesses have the funding, support, skills, and infrastructure needed to flourish and ensuring that the voice of our business community is heard, loud and clear. The Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk sets out our ambitions to grow our economy, create 88,000 new jobs and 30,000 successful new businesses. We achieve economic growth by securing public and private investment and delivering a range of programmes and initiatives with partners to improve infrastructure, skills and business support.

Visit the website at for more information, ‘how it works’, downloadable resources and more.

Useful Contacts:

Essex County Council
Annette Hall

New Anglia LEP
Alison Ward

Health Education England
Rob Brooks

Skills for Care
Karen Andrew