The latest thinking, news and events from the world of Recruitment

APSCo Announces Levy Transfer Scheme


The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) – in partnership with specialist training provider, Recruitment Juice – has unveiled a new initiative which enables members to share unused Apprenticeship Levy funds for the benefit of the wider recruitment profession.

Through the scheme, a number of suppliers to the sector have donated a portion of their pots to assist recruitment firms in sending delegates on Level 3 Team Leader and Level 3 Recruitment Consultant programmes from January 2020.

Thanks to funds which have been gifted by companies including: Contractor Umbrella; Brookson; Giant; 6CATS, Paystream, Smartwork, Orbital Payroll Group and Optionis, up to 60 learners will be offered the opportunity to benefit from the initiative across London, Manchester and Birmingham.

This has been made possible thanks to new rules introduced in April 2019, whereby employers who can’t use their entire pot to upskill their own people are able to donate 25% of their funds to other companies rather than it being absorbed by the Treasury.

Commenting on the initiative, Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, commented:

“It’s inspiring to see APSCo affiliate members coming together to donate their surplus levy funds to help the wider recruitment profession, and I’d like to offer my sincerest thanks to all those involved.”

Tapping into emerging talent pools is increasingly becoming a proven method for companies to find top-tier talent and create a strong pipeline of future leaders – and supporting the training of these individuals through the Apprenticeship Levy means that funds do not go to waste. Through sharing unspent pots, our affiliates are ensuring that our members have the opportunity to develop their own people, safeguarding the future of our profession.”


During Nathan’s early career, he gained considerable experience from across many industries including Sales, Teaching and Retail, however more recently Nathan has delved into the world Digital Marketing and Publishing. Drawing on his past experiences, Nathan brings all aspects of his knowledge into Recruitment Buzz, possessing great research and social media skills.

Born and bred in Wales, Nathan is as Welsh as they come – living in the heart of the Valleys, Nathan proudly takes place as our resident Welsh speaker. However, Nathan’s knowledge of global understanding exceeds the Welsh borders, having lived in London, parts of the US and Ecuador.

Nathan is a self-proclaimed geek, having gained a degree in Natural Science via the Open University in Wales. In addition to his passion for science, he has a love for technology, nature, art and of course football!


Related Articles