Co-op launches major apprenticeship drive to close ‘opportunity gap’

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The Co-op has launched a major new apprenticeship initiative to offer opportunities to people from disadvantaged communities across the UK.

The mutual has pledged £500,000 to kick-start a new fund that will aim to close the “opportunity gap” and support individuals from underrepresented parts of society, including BAME and low socio-economic groups.

The Co-op has urged other employers across the UK to join forces to create a £15m fund that would support the creation of thousands of new apprenticeship opportunities.

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