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Apprenticeship Levy Transfer

The council has highlighted social enterprises as a priority within its Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme alongside key sectors such as engineering and manufacturing, digital and creative, health, social care, and financial and customer services.

Demand for levy transfers has so far been led by companies in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. As a key driver of jobs and investment in Sunderland this is very welcome, but we are also keen to encourage demand from co-operatives and social enterprises. This is done with a view to supporting their upskilling agenda and thereby raising the capacity of the sector. To achieve this a communications plan is being rolled out from January 2021 to generate positive awareness of the transfer scheme and encourage new applications.

Through the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme, the council supports Level 3 apprenticeships or above in key sectors of the economy which lead to skilled and well-paid employment. To this end recipient organisations are located in the Sunderland City Council local authority area and are engaged in one of four priority sectors:

  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Digital and Creative
  • Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Financial and Customer Services

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