Build UK has reported that three of its members, Bouygues UK, Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerWessels UK, have announced a new partnership with the London Progression Collaboration to use some of their unspent Apprenticeship Levy funds to create new construction apprenticeship opportunities for young people in London.

Businesses can transfer up to 25% of their levy funds each year using their apprenticeship service account to help employers in their supply chain and other SMEs pay for the delivery of apprenticeships.

The CITB Leadership and Management Development Fund is providing funding of up to Ā£50,000 for large businesses with over 250 directly employed staff to develop the leadership, management and supervisory skills of their workforce.

The deadline for applications is 31 May and activity already funded by the CITB Grants Scheme or other routes will not be supported.