Apprenticeship levy transfer offer from ASDA17 March 2021
The Leicester Employment Hub has been working in partnership with ASDA who are looking to support businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire, by transferring some of their apprenticeship levy to create new apprenticeship opportunities.
The Apprenticeship Levy is paid by large businesses as required by the Government. As part of that proposal, Asda has opted to transfer a portion of its annual funds to pay for apprentices to train in SME businesses locally, giving young people and adults the opportunity to develop new skills, and SMEs the support to develop talent that they may otherwise not be able to afford. After a successful pilot with £100,000 of Asda levy in the LLEP area, the company are now able to increase the pot by a further £200,000.
Tracey Waterfield, Employment Hub Manager, Leicester City Council, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside ASDA to promote their apprenticeship levy transfer. Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire will be able to benefit by receiving full funding for the costs of an apprenticeship training programme, which alongside the current wage incentives means it really is a good time for employers to take advantage of this great offer.”