Hudson Contract is using some of its apprenticeship levy to help Harrison and Matthew take their first steps on the construction career ladder.
Fiona Gamwell, apprenticeship lead at Hudson said, “Companies can transfer up to 25% of their apprenticeship levy pot, and at Hudson we are keen to ensure it helps those in construction.
“Once we got to grips with how the levy transfer system worked, we contacted our local training providers to see how we could help.
“We now aim to transfer as much of our 25% as we can each year to cover the training costs so construction firms don’t have to pay them”
Hudson teams up with EN:Able Futures
EN:Able Futures have benefitted from a levy transfer from Hudson, allowing them to place two apprentices with host firms in Yorkshire to start their construction career.
Harrison Cusworth, 16, is undertaking his level 2 bricklaying apprenticeship with RH Fullwood & Co from Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
Matthew Byford Loggie has chosen a civil engineering apprenticeship with host employer Alan Wood & Partners in Scarborough
Apprenticeship levy funds expire after two years if they are not used. They are then returned to the Treasury, instead of being put to good use supporting apprenticeships.
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