Thursday 4th May 2017

3aaa Apprenticeships and FSTP have formed a new strategic partnership

We are delighted to announce a strategic partnership between 3aaa Apprenticeships, an established specialist Apprenticeship Provider with Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted and FSTP LLP, an award-winning training and consultancy firm dedicated to supporting regulated financial services firms.

This strategic partnership is designed to provide what is believed to be a unique service to financial services firms who are captured by the new Government Apprenticeship Levy on salary bills of £3m or more. FSTP will be the primary provider of training initiatives delivered by 3aaa Apprenticeships as part of their ‘Fully Managed Levy Service’ for financial services firms.

This partnership combines 3aaa Apprenticeships’ track record of delivering outstanding Apprenticeship programmes in other sectors with FSTP’s knowledge and expertise of delivering quality training interventions to our clients.

“We believe FSTP’s expertise and industry experience will enhance the expert delivery service of 3aaa as they expand their operation into the Financial Services industry. Historically, firms in this industry have been sceptical of service providers from outside of the industry. Our expertise and track record of working with regulated firms should provide reassurance that the 3aaa’s fully managed levy service will be tailored and aligned to their business development plans” said Julia Kirkland, Senior Partner at FSTP.

Peter Marples, Co-Founder of 3aaa added “We are delighted by this partnership. It is a win – win for both organisations but most importantly it ensures we can deliver the highest quality service to our clients across the country. We have a large financial services client base and we anticipate the total amount of levy fees payable from financial services and insurance organisations to be in the region of £270m across firms.  We now have a unique proposition with FSTP LLP and look forward to developing the relationship over the months and years ahead.”

The new Government Levy affects firms, irrespective of employee numbers, with a salary bill of £3m or more and comes into effect from April 2017.

For more information on how 3aaa Apprenticeships can help financial services organisations implement their Levy strategy, contact Adam McEvoy-Robinson on 07714 472 477 or

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