Apprentice Levy donations build futures for young people and our industry

Thanks to all the businesses who have donated their Apprenticeship Levy to EN:Able Futures, but more are needed

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following organisations who have donated some of their excess Apprenticeship Levy funds to EN:Able Futures. These donations allow us to continue supporting apprentices in construction, housing and civil engineering roles in Northern England, building futures for young people in our industry and securing a skilled workforce that we will all benefit from going forward.

North Lincolnshire Council’s donations have funded Luke Cooley to learn a trade as a Joiner while hosted by G S Kelsey.

Yorkshire Water have enabled Henry Stables to do a Business Administration apprenticeship with R. H. Fullwood & Co, a multi-disciplinary construction contractor.

Levy funds transferred from Hudson Blue Ltd, who provide administration services for the construction sector, have paid for the training of Civil Technician apprentice Matthew Byford Loggie who is hosted at Alan Wood & Partners, and we have a further two pledges from them.

Esh Construction, a leading civil engineering and built environment group of companies operating across the North East, Tees Valley, Yorkshire and Humber regions have donated levy funds to us to pay for five apprentices and counting: Apprentice Joiners Kyle Trowsdale and Zack Buck, Ryan Simpson, Apprentice Bricklayers Kiern MacKenzie and Jack Walsh and apprentice Site Manager Daniel Voke.

Caddick, a multi-sector property developer based in Yorkshire, donated their levy to help Jack Walsh train as an apprentice Bricklayer hosted with Keith Walton Brickwork.

Without these Apprenticeship Levy donations all these young people would not be able to start their apprenticeships, leaving them struggling in a post Covid environment in which young people have been so disastrously affected. Young people starting their professional lives deserve the opportunity apprenticeships offer. This has a knock-on effect in so many ways, but in the main for those SME contractors who are keen to reduce the serious skills shortages in the built environment sector, but find themselves unable to do so.

Many levy paying organisations do not use the levy funds they accumulate over a year, and so the funds go back to the Department for Education without ever having helped someone become an apprentice.

However, up to 25% of an organisation’s Apprenticeship Levy can be donated to organisations like EN:Able Futures to put an apprentice through their qualification. More than this EN:Able Futures work closely with industry partners to develop the kinds of apprenticeships our sector and the businesses operating in them need, filling the skills gap and working towards a brighter future all round.

If your organisation pays the levy, we simply ask that you don’t waste it. Talk to us about how we can use your donated levy to help apprentices today.

Photograph supplied courtesy of Esh Construction

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Written by EN:Able Futures

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