With 12 months of finance experience under her belt – Olivia Mitchell who works at the Mahdlo Youth Zone started her accountancy apprenticeship with The Apprentice Academy, helped along by the donation of Bruntwood levy funds.
Madhlo is a registered charity and state of the art Youth Zone in the heart of Oldham for 8-19 year olds (up to 25 for young people with a disability). They were keen to develop Olivia but were restricted in training budgets. The new apprenticeships provided the perfect vehicle for Olivia to develop her knowledge and skills in accountancy and the new rules now allow for larger levy paying organisations to donate up to 10% of their funds to other organisations of their choice.
Bruntwood, who are big supporter of charities in the Greater Manchester area, very kindly donated a portion of their levy funds so that Olivia can benefit from the accountancy apprenticeship. Not only that, but they invited Olivia into their offices to meet their finance team and have allocated her a mentor from their corporate finance department to support her through her studies.
As part of her apprenticeship development programme Olivia has opted to learn via the online learning route with webinars, AAT resources and personal coaching.
Olivia started her programme in September 2018 with The Apprentice Academy and commented, “I’m really looking forward to learning more and very grateful for the funding coming from Bruntwood to help me develop my accountancy knowledge and skills. I’m also really thrilled that Bruntwood have provided a mentor for me who will be there to provide extra support when I need it.”
Organisations with large apprenticeship levys can currently donate up to 10% of their funds. This is due to be increased to 20% next April 2019. For more information on how to do this please contact The Apprentice Academy for more information.
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