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Is your business running like a well oiled machine?

Get your operations in order.

UK productivity levels have been a concern for some time and are under increasing scrutiny in the current economic climate. This is a time when managers with operational responsibilities are under enormous pressure to boost performance and deliver the maximum output for the security of the future of their businesses. 

Areas covered by Pareto’s Operational Manager Apprenticeship include operational management models and approaches, setting of KPIs, use of business development tools, resource management, contingency planning, financial forecasting, conflict management and negotiation skills to name just a few. This comprehensive course will ensure that your managing staff are able to operate at the peak of their abilities, driving productivity and growth for your business. 

 Paying the Levy? Click here to find out how much you can invest in training with our new Levy Calculator.

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Introducing Pareto's new Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5

Over the last 22 years Pareto has successfully trained over 100,000 executives worldwide in leadership skills, across a variety of industries and management levels. Leadership training is fundamental to personal development and sustained business growth.  
Our new Operational Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship now empowers more businesses and their employees to benefit from our acclaimed training, which both meets and surpasses the requirements of this brand new government standard.

Who is eligible for the Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5?

Apprenticeships span from Level 2 to Level 7.  As a rough guide, level 2 equates to five good GCSEs, with 6 & 7 comparable to an honours degree. The level 5 Operational Manager is an 'Advanced Apprenticeship', equivalent to a foundation degree. 

This apprenticeship is suitable for people in roles such as Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager or Department Manager in any industry. 
The course can be tailored to suit employer business requirements, ensuring learners achieve their maximum potential and deliver the knowledge and skills their business needs.  With 80% of learning on the job, this is a qualification designed for all businesses who rely on a leadership and management structure for their growth. 

How does the funding work?

There are two funding structures for apprenticeships: co-investment for companies with a wage bill under £3m and the apprenticeship levy for those over the £3m bracket. Check out our guide to the apprenticeship levy if you fall into the second category. If you're NOT a levy payer then ou're in the fortunate position of having the government fund 90% of your apprenticeship training costs. This means you only have to pay 10% of the value of any apprenticeship training you enroll your employees or new staff on. The result of this move is that apprenticeships now offer a more cost effective option than many private training solutions. 

If you haven't yet decided your apprenticeship strategy or training partners, then talk to our expert team at Pareto today.  

Paying the Apprenticeship Levy?

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The  Apprenticeship Levy came into force in 2017, charging companies with a wage bill over £3m an additional 0.5%. So how much do you have to spend on Apprenticeship training and what courses can you invest in?
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Overview of the Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5

Pareto’s Operational Manager Apprenticeship is uniquely designed to deliver the core competency requirements in Leading and Managing People, Building Relationships, Communication, Operational Management, Project Management, Financial Forecasting, Data Analysis, Negotiation Skills, Business Development, Contingency Planning, Performance Monitoring and Mitigating Risk. Since 80% of the learning is undertaken on the job, relevance and productivity for employers is optimised.  

The Pareto Operational Manager Apprenticeship Level 5 is a sound investment for any business reliant on strong leadership skills for optimal staff retention, change management and growth. 




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Safeguarding Information for Apprenticeships


Here at Pareto, we are committed to putting the safety and well-being of all our learners at the forefront of our process. Prevention is a huge part of what we do and education around safeguarding issues is an essential aspect of preventing harm.


We’ve put together our safeguarding document to help you find the contact details or information you may need to support you in safeguarding the apprentices in your business which you can access through the button below.

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