Jasmine Hudson, HR Director, Group and Specialist Services, Mitie, said:
“As an employer with hundreds of apprentices across the UK, we welcome any initiatives that help develop the next generation of talent. However, the Chancellor has missed a vital opportunity to remove the significant barriers that prevent many employees from beginning an apprenticeship.
“By broadening the Apprenticeship Levy to also fund core English and Maths qualifications and improve English language skills, we can support far more people in developing the key skills needed to start an apprenticeship.”
Notes to editors
Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. It offers a range of services including Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services), Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) and Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management).
Mitie employs 47,500 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and critical government strategic assets. It takes care of its customers’ people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by deploying advanced technology. It is pioneering the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding work environments for customers.
Find out more at www.mitie.com.