With our funding partners we can help your business harness and spend its Apprenticeship Levy wisely and profitably.

From leveraging additional funds, to programme design and managing training providers, with our support your Levy pot will make your business stronger and more competitive.

Making it pay

Show the money
We’ll help you understand your Levy pot and boost it with additional funding to increase the amount you can spend

Mind the gap
We’ll help you focus on which area of your business could really benefit from a skills boost to attract great candidates and retain your best staff

The perfect match
If we don’t have the right match for you within our current model, we’ll source the perfect partner to work within our model and maintain consistency across all areas 

Work those pounds
We’ll optimise the total training costs to help you save those all important pounds

Grow your own
Take it to the next level as we help you design your own qualifications and explore progression into higher level Apprenticeships

Cidori – here to help

The Levy is automatically paid by businesses with an annual payroll bill of over £3m and encourages employers to use apprenticeship programmes to upskill their existing workforce. However, harnessing and investing the Apprenticeship Levy for maximum return is a challenge for many businesses – one that our partnership team of industry & college experts are more than qualified to help you meet successfully.


Along with our funding partners we will advise you how to make the most of your Levy, including how to spend any unused Levy effectively to deliver targeted training to your employees.

The training that Cidori provide gives our people a foundation to make a real difference in the workplace and broaden their horizons. People are able to build their functional skills, confidence and technical ability to be able to go on to develop real business savings in various other site initiatives.”

Jack Boatman, Continuous Improvement Manager, Lear Corporation

Don’t just take our word for it…


Fashion and homeware retailer Matalan wanted to increase efficiency in a key area of their asset management system at their Knowsley warehouse; namely the maintenance of scanning equipment. As a result of their Levy-funded BIT apprenticeship programme developed and delivered in partnership with Cidori, they’ve achieved it.

“In the first few weeks this project has paid back just over £7,000 in time saved! It is undisputedly a huge success due to Cidori’s constant drive. Huge thanks and well done!” 

John Smith, Senior Continuous Improvement Manager, Matalan


Global automotive seating giant Lear has invested in a four-year organisational development programme across their UK operations focusing on building a culture of trust in line with their core vision of ‘quality first time’. Funded through their Levy, together with our college partners we’ve co-designed an apprenticeship programme that has already enjoyed a significant increase in staff engagement and morale, and numerous suggestions by staff on how to improve the business further.

Grupo Antolin

Car interiors leader Grupo Antolin needed to reverse the escalating costs of inefficient outside storage at their Coventry plant, running at £308K per annum. As a result of their Levy-funded BIT apprenticeship programme delivered by Cidori, annual cost savings in the first year were £192K, rising to £254K in years two and three.

It is really important to find a good training partnership that helps you deliver results that are beneficial to not only the business but to the learners and I feel we have found that in Cidori and their College partnership. Working with our on-site tutor we are now going into our 3rd successful year of the programme, each year delivering key training results for the business.
Jessica Rawlinson-Hunt, HR and L&D Advisor at Grupo Antolin