Total People launched a life-changing £1m in 100 days campaign during National Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February).
As one of the North West’s largest providers of apprenticeships and training, the LTE Group business aims to see £1million of levy funds gifted in just 100 days, allowing SMEs to upskill their staff through apprenticeships.
Levy paying employers can visit a dedicated web page and simply fill out the application form. Smaller and medium enterprises looking to access funding to upskill employees can add their details onto a dedicated web page.
Gina Steele, Managing Director, said: "This is an amazing opportunity for large levy paying businesses to make a real difference to people’s lives, assisted by the expert help of Total People.
“Each pound of levy funding gifted via the £1m in 100 days campaign not only boosts small business growth, thereby strengthening the UK economy, but also improves the life chances of the people working within that organisation.”
Levy paying employers are those with a wage bill of over £3m and see 0.5 per cent of their payroll go to HMRC towards the levy. In April 2019, the Government made it possible for levy paying employers to ‘gift’ up to 25 per cent of their apprenticeship levy to other organisations to fund apprenticeships.
Gina said: “The theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘Look Beyond’ and that is exactly what we are asking larger employers to do. By pledging unspent levy, they are looking beyond their own businesses to help smaller organisations upskill their employees.
“We are also calling on smaller businesses to get in touch with our Total People teams during our #1M100 campaign to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.”
For more details visit either www.totalpeople.co.uk/million or www.totalpeople.co.uk/sme.
Alternatively, please call Mike Kendrick on 07811375971 or e-mail MKendrick@totalpeople.co.uk