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Supporting communities through apprenticeships

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We also take a proactive approach to ‘levy transfer’ to support other organisations who could benefit from apprenticeship training. And this week, we are proud to announce that Sodexo will transfer £800,000 to small and medium enterprises (SME’s) - 25% of our government levy to support apprenticeship learning.

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Where will it go?

Well, we ensure that we ‘gift with purpose’ to employers that share our own ethos when it comes to health and safety, and ensuring the workforce is diverse and inclusive. Through levy transfer, we have so far supported 63 apprentices at SME’s, with more coming on board regularly.

One such SME is Fiesta Sports Coaching, an East Midlands-based provider of primary and secondary multisport camps and after-school clubs for children aged 4 to 18. The club has a focus on helping young people to develop through sport, aiming to foster a life-long love of being active.

Thanks to levy gifting from Sodexo, Fiesta Sports Coaching can train its coaches through a Community Sport and Health Apprenticeship.

John Mulholland, Director of Fiesta Sports Coaching, said: "Sodexo was recommended to us by our training provider, Aspire Training Solutions, and the partnership has been invaluable. It’s essential that our business can focus on the job of delivering our coaching services and running the company, rather than on how we will fund the training of our apprentices. Our apprentices will now receive the professional training required to become up-skilled team members who are capable of delivering our programmes and add extra value to the company and the local communities we operate in."

Sue Davison, Head of Apprenticeships at Sodexo, added: “We are passionate about developing our own employees, but also to benefiting the communities in which we serve, and gifting our apprenticeship levy is a great opportunity to do this. We are building on our existing apprenticeships programme at Sodexo to ensure all appropriate vacancies and job roles are considered as an apprenticeship. We are also passionate about supporting SME growth and see apprenticeship levy gifting as a great opportunity to do something truly meaningful with long-term benefits.”

Throughout the UK's National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we've shared stories of the vast potential of apprenticeships; through addressing skills gaps of the future, bolstering existing skills, or even building a whole new career. There's a world of possibilities available to you, at the touch of a button.

Why not enquire today? Contact Sodexo's central apprenticeship team now.

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