Continuing to Support our Employers

Posted on August 3, 2020 by Tom Caldwell

Some nice feedback from 2 of our employers we helped to gain access to Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Funds.

“We started a working relationship with Jules Westbrook/DHA in February 2020. This is when I came into the new role as the Training officer but unfortunately, I was in post for three weeks before Covid 19 hit in March and we went into lockdown. Jules and I remained in regular contact as Jules guided me through the levy process/levy donation for Manchester and Merseyside. Jules supported me through the levy donor process assisting with chasing in order to gain a very quick turnaround where the Levy funder has offered us funding for staff training and development and also other materials we could use for our young people who use Bedspace service.

This has been ongoing and in May we placed our first group of candidates onto the various apprenticeship programmes through DH Associates and started to talk about alternative routes for funding through Manchester and Merseyside due to the business growing and the needs of the business. We currently have 25 staff on programme with DH Associates their time and commitment guiding myself and learners through the new process has been exceptional and pleasant experience.”

Bedspace Resource LTD


Good afternoon Jules, I want to thank you for all the hard work and patience you have had with me to help me get set up with the Modern Apprenticeship training and funding. I could not have done this without your help and support. Independent Options would not be able to offer this kind of training to staff and in the past I have found it very hard to access funding, so your help and support has been very much appreciated.

Not only have you been helpful but your patience in guiding me through the process has been outstanding.  I never thought we could get the amount of money that we have been offered from a levy transfer. It’s amazing!

I am really happy that we can now offer this type to training to our hard working staff and I know all the staff going on the training will be very grateful.

So once again…thanks..I can’t stop smiling today.

PS your friendly emails and phone calls have kept me going sometimes when I have wanted to say…”I don’t have time for this” and I feel you have invested a lot of getting me set up and being able to get the funding.”

Independent Options (North West)


If you would like more information or support to access this funding please contact the Business Development Team on 0151 336 6900.