Carillion aims to train 5,000 apprentices in five years
Carillion has set a target to create 5,000 apprenticeships over the next 5 years across the country. The ambitious target comes as a direct result of the Government’s announcement to end National Insurance contributions for apprentices under 25. The tax change will save businesses over £1,000 a year when they employ an apprentice earning £16,000.
Ray Wilson, director and general manager Carillion Training Services, said: “We are enormously proud of our track record in providing employment and training for young people and we have set ourselves a target of employing in excess of 5,000 new apprentices across our network of training centres.
“We welcome the support for apprenticeships announced in the Autumn Statement which will help to give young people genuine life chances and enable them to realise their full potential.
The Carillion apprentices will be based out of the firm’s network of training centres across the country.
Lovell Scoops Contractor Of The Year Award
|Housebuilder Lovell has won the Contractor of the Year title at the 2014 Builder & Engineer Awards. The annual awards, organised by industry magazine Builder & Engineer, recognise the construction sector’s top achievers. Lovell regional director, Simon Medler, said: “I’m delighted on behalf of all our employees across the region, as well as the subcontractors and partner organisations that work with us and are very much part of our team.
“Our apprentice business administrator Gabby – a finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category – deserves particular praise. Gabby exemplifies our commitment to investing in talented people and helping them build their careers with us.”