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Circle of Opportunity: Apprenticeship Levy Share Launch

May 06
Date and time
Thu, 06 May  @  14:00  -  15:00
No charge to members and non-members of BITC
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members, Community investment practitioners/managers, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, Community investment practitioners/managers, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers and HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
No charge to members and non-members of BITC

Thu, 06 May 2021  @  14:00  –  15:00

Join this webinar to learn more about The Co-operative’s (The Co-op) apprenticeship levy share programme, which aims to broaden access to apprenticeships among disadvantaged business owners and young people.

About the webinar
Under apprenticeship levy funding guidelines, transferred funds can be used to pay for the training and assessment cost of apprenticeships, for an employer needing this support. Working with Business in the Community (BITC), The Co-op is creating funds to support underrepresented areas, focusing in particular on Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups. The service will use levy contributions from a donating employer, which would otherwise expire, to provide apprenticeship opportunities. These can be non-levy paying employers, removing the need to contribute the 5% co-investment, or levy paying employers who do not have enough in their own levy funds to support their apprenticeship ambition.

Working with The Growth Company, the Co-op is leading the service. During this webinar, you can hear all about why they have established the service, how it works and how your organisation can benefit from getting involved.


  • Welcome from Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Director, BITC
  • Introduction from Steve Murrells, CEO The Co-operative
  • Background from Claire Camara, Director of OE, The Co-operative
  • How the system works with Adrian Healey, The Growth Company
  • Toolkits and FAQs
  • Q&A panel

This event is open to both BITC members and non-members. It would be suitable for community investment managers/practitioners, diversity and inclusion managers/practitioners and HR/People Management managers/practitioners.

About BITC’s Race Equality campaign
BITC is committed to empowering employers to tap into this economic potential by accelerating change for Black, Asian and ethnic minority employees.

There are two key actions leaders can take today to amplify your commitment to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace.

Find out more about BITC’s Race Equality campaign.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Florence Hughes, Events Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow