Parcel specialists Hermes UK have delivered the gift that keeps on giving by supporting new apprenticeships through a £100k gift of unused levy funds.
Hermes UK successfully delivers over 640 million parcels a year on behalf of many of Europe’s leading retailers and has seen the number of employees double in recent years.
After setting up a series of programmes to support emerging talent and invest in their staff, the business chose levy gifting through Total People as the perfect way to ensure SMEs can benefit from apprenticeship training.
Martijn de Lange, CEO at Hermes UK, said: “At Hermes, we are fortunate to already have strong apprenticeship and training schemes in place, so we have taken the decision to gift some of our levy through Total People to SMEs that will benefit from it.
This year has presented many challenges for all businesses, but particularly SMEs, so we’re proud to be able to support them in training their future workforces and providing their employees with increased lifelong earning potential.
Beckie Holmes, Account Executive, said: “By generously gifting 100k of unused levy funds, Hermes UK will make a huge impact on the creation of apprenticeships across many different sectors.
“We’re so pleased to welcome Hermes UK on board as our levy partner and look forward to hearing from any SMEs that can use these fantastic funds to help boost training and skills within their business.”