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We’re supporting local businesses to recruit new apprentices

We’ve partnered with the West Midlands Combined Authority to transfer some of our apprenticeship levy funds to support the training of local people across the West Midlands.
15th Mar 2021

We trained over 300 apprentices in 2019 and continue to develop and invest in our apprenticeship scheme. However, as a result of the pandemic and subsequent pub closures, a portion of our levy funding is available for redistribution.

The funding will go to local employers to fund apprenticeship training in a variety of sectors from construction to engineering. We’re proud to be supporting people into long-term careers and ensuring sure local firms can recruit fresh talent that will reduce the skills gap.

Liam Powell, Group HR Director at Marston’s, said: “The past year has been extremely challenging for everybody and more than ever we all need to support each other and work together. We are very proud that we can help support fellow businesses in our region and the training of new apprentices.”

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “I’d like to thank Marston’s for contributing to the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund. It’s critical to our region’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that we equip young people and adults of all ages with the skills employers need – both now and in the future. The levy transfer fund enables us to do exactly that by working with large employers, like Marston’s, to create new apprenticeship opportunities in the region.”

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