On Tuesday 3rd August, the UK government announced that a £7 million fund had been launched to support more flexible apprenticeship opportunities, with specific emphasis on sectors such as agriculture and construction. This unlocks more opportunities for people to develop the skills they need to get good jobs.
Dardan Security have cemented their commitment to the development of the next generation of skilled young workers by partnering with TrAC, a not-for-profit, shared Apprenticeship Service. This supports the company’s overall objective to create a positive social value impact in the wider community.
TrAC employ construction trade and technical apprentices and provide them with a mix of placements on a number of different construction sites across the East and South East of England.
They have pledged all their transferable Apprenticeship Levy to TrAC, in order to fund new Apprenticeship opportunities for disadvantaged young people in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
Previously, they had transferred funds for 1 Apprenticeship in Norfolk and have committed to another in Cambridge which should start imminently as part of the pilot FutureIn Property and Construction programme supporting young and homeless people into construction Apprenticeships.
Maddy Buxton, Business & Finance Manager at TrAC said: “It is a real struggle for an Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) like TrAC to access enough funding to enable the young people we employ to start Apprenticeships. Without this and other levy transfers, TrAC would struggle to support the volume of young people and businesses that are in need. We would like to thank Dardan Security for their commitment and support which enables us to continue delivering sustainable Apprenticeships for more young people.”
Philip Anthony, Managing Director at Dardan Security said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with TrAC. Their commitment to providing Apprentice opportunities for young people across the region is incredibly important to us and we’re thrilled to be involved.”