DSS will provide a single managed service for all your talent acquisition, apprenticeships and staff learning and developments requirements nationwide, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
We will create your preferred supply chain from DSS partners and a selection of your own existing specialist providers to deliver your full range of apprenticeships and training needs, robust reporting process, structured delivery and full management of your levy to maximize to full capability.
In addition, our partnerships with Universities and other higher education bodies will allow DSS to cover all apprenticeship levels up to and including masters degree levels.
National delivery with one point of contact and access to FE college, Universities and specialist providers through our fully managed service
Management of your DAS account to monitor the return of your levy funds and maximizing future spending to support with business growth and objectives
Access to DSS broker service. Transfer 25% of your levy to supply chain or DSS “trusted” SME’s employers
Scoping future apprenticeships and workforce development via ONA, internal and external promotion, events, roadshows and business division meetings
A professional talent acquisition service. DSS recruit to your criteria, requirements and vacancies are filled within 3 weeks
Management of Spirit Energy staff learning and development budget and organising of your internal request and delivery 2
Access to additional funding to support with bespoke apprenticeship and staff development 2
Working in partnership with a training providers that have been Ofsted inspected and financially stable
Ensuring consistency, quality and flexibility of delivery methods to meet business needs from DSS expert team of in-house trainers and subject specialists
Centralised and standarised reporting structure to ensure accurate and consistent management of your apprenticeship programme through Smart Assessor and Power BI.
Levy-paying organisations can transfer up to 25% of their annual levy fund to any other employer, including both levy-paying and non-levy organisations.
This is an opportunity to productively utilise the funds to identify future skills gaps support wider regional workforce skills and development needs engage with employers in your supply chain.
Payments can't be stopped once the apprenticeship has been approved on the apprenticeship service (unless the apprenticeship stops).
Get in touch with employers in your industry, in your supply chain, or look within regional partners. Or work with DSS and we can make it happen.
Training for the apprenticeship will be paid in full. Get help, advice and support from the transferring employer. Allow non-levy payers access to all training providers on RoATP.
The apprentice, standard, start/end date and training provider needs to be identified in advance as the transfer must relate to a specific apprentice.
You need to have an account on the apprenticeship service. You need to sign an agreement. If the apprenticeship stops, then funding stops. If the levy sender runs out of account funds, you will be asked to make a 10% contribution. The government will pay the remaining 90%. 10% of all transfer funds received count as state aid. Transfers can be used only for new starts and to pay for training and assessments and are managed through the apprenticeship service.