Co-op pledge almost half a million to support apprentice firefighters

Supporting a cohort last summer and another who started in the Autumn, the Co-op have pledged a total of £492,000 from its Apprenticeship Levy to support 41 apprentice firefighters at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service on two-year programmes. Co-op Group CEO, Steve Murrells, said: “As a champion of social mobility, we know how apprenticeships form a vital part of the lives of thousands of people as they start their careers – and vital for the UK economy. It’s great to see our levy being used to help frontline Fire and Rescue services.”