We can help your business 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
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.
Thankfully, Cidori is here to help.
To deliver our apprenticeship programmes we’re partnered with RoATP registered learning and skills provider Barnet Southgate College. Together we are your one-stop shop for highly effective, coherent and value for money apprenticeships.
Did you know your Levy pot can pay for apprentices to train online during furlough?
Keeping your furloughed apprentices engaged in their learning can help your business adapt to the challenging times we’re in.
We can advise how to make the most of your Levy, including how to spend any unused Levy effectively over the coming period to deliver targeted training to your employees in the safety of their own homes.
“I would recommend Cidori to any business that wants to fully utilise their apprenticeship levy to develop an effective workforce training and development strategy.”
James Townsend, Senior HR Manager, Cranswick Foods
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 giant Lear has invested in a four-year organisational development programme at their Coventry HQ focusing on building a culture of trust in line with their core vision of ‘quality first time’. Funded through their Levy, together 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.
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 provider 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. Working in partnership with Sam our onsite BIT 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