A guide to help employers implement new-style apprenticeships has been produced by People 1st.

The free 20-page guide to the new apprenticeships gives updated  advice and includes useful links and tips for employers.

Publication of the Apprenticeships 101 guide follows the introduction of the new apprenticeship levy on April 6.

Annette Allmark, director of strategic policy at People 1st said: “The new employer-driven apprenticeship standards and the introduction of the apprenticeship levy present businesses with an opportunity to embed apprenticeships within their talent strategy and gain a return on investment – but it can be a steep learning curve.

“Putting a coherent apprenticeship strategy in place ensures that employers can maximise their apprenticeship levy investment.

“We’ve produced this guide to help businesses do just that, as well as giving them a detailed understanding of the mechanics of the new process.”

The guide is available for download from www.people1st.co.uk/apprenticeships-101