In partnership with the government-backed Apprenticeship Levy Scheme, McLaughlin & Harvey has pledged to transfer part of its Apprenticeship Levy Fund to local SMEs to fund the recruitment and training of apprentices predominantly in the construction sector.
This commitment ensures that unspent levy funds go towards supporting businesses in funding their apprenticeship programmes where they may not have previously been able to benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy. The schemes will not only cover the costs of recruitment and training of apprentices to enable businesses to thrive, but will ensure investment is made to create career developing opportunities within the local area.
Our Group Social Value Manager Shauna Young said, “Skills shortages are costing UK businesses more than £6bn a year and supporting the Apprentice Transfer Levy is an ideal way to address this. We are committed to breaking down the barriers to sustained employment opportunities by removing education inequalities and providing training opportunities. We have put social mobility and everyday inclusion at the core of our approach.”
McLaughlin & Harvey trainee schemes aim to develop emerging talent whilst supporting individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our pledge allows us to focus on key social mobility cold spot locations across the UK that as a construction company we could not normally reach.
This latest pledge follow’s McLaughlin & Harveys continued commitment to social mobility and sustained employment opportunities. McLaughlin & Harvey is a Gold Member of the 5% club and has trainees on schemes across the organisation from Digital Construction to Quantity Surveying levels two to six.
Changes to the Apprenticeship Levy system make it easy to access the unspent Levy funds of larger employers including McLaughlin & Harvey.
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