North West: Company pays £100,000 levy to apprentices

ONE of the UK’s biggest security companies has pledged to support dozens of new apprentices in the North West with £100,000.

G4S, which employs more than 25,000 people in the UK, has donated money from unused Apprenticeship Levy funds.

It aims to support learning in the education, early childhood, health and social care sectors.

The funds will now be made available to small businesses and organizations in these sectors in the North West, to train their staff through apprenticeships.

Total People is working with major companies across the country to secure £500,000 in levy donations, after it was revealed that more than £250m of learning levy funding has been returned unused to the Treasury l ‘last year.

Tony Summers, Head of Learning at G4S in the UK, said: “G4S is fully committed to supporting and helping the communities in which we operate in a variety of ways, including providing good employment opportunities, efficient services, charitable fundraising, sponsorship of community projects. , employee volunteering and the donation of the apprenticeship tax to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

“As a large tax-paying employer, we have a responsibility to support smaller organizations and help grow those that don’t have access to funding.

“This year we have decided to support the education and childcare, health and social care sectors.

“These sectors play a key role in supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities. ”

Apprenticeships can be made available to new and existing employees of all ages, and can be used to fill skill gaps, increase the workforce, or train in new technologies.

Employers who pay levies are those with payrolls over £3 million who are required to pay 0.5% of their payroll to the levy.

Tax-paying employers can ‘donate’ up to 25% of their apprenticeship tax to other organizations to fund apprenticeships.

For details of learning levies and donating unused levy funds to SMEs, visit www.totalpeople.co.uk/gift-your-levy or call 0333 444 555.

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