Build your tech skills pipeline through levy-gifting

Recruit local talent, diversify your workforce and tackle deprivation. Hull and Humber is thriving with talent and innovation, but suffers from underinvestment. This innovative program empowers your small business or charity to hire skilled tech professionals by accessing some of the £3.3 billlion in unspent apprenticeship funding, donated by larger corporations. We source talent from underserved local areas, provide best in class best tech skills training and connect them with your business, creating a sustainable talent pipeline and tackling deprivation in the community.

Hire skilled tech candidates for free, build equality and join a network of change-makers in Hull and Humber.


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Why choose this programme?

  • Elevate digital expertise within your business
  • Empower underrepresented local talent with digital skills and job opportunities
  • Upskill the local workforce, driving economic growth in the community
  • Combat social exclusion for the unemployed or underemployed.
  • Enable individuals from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the digital economy through levy gifting.
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Makers & The Edge Hub: Connecting diverse talent with future-focused organisations

How it works: simple, straight-forward and all-inclusive

Complete the form
Complete the form

Simply complete the submission form for review by Makers and The Edge Hub

Application review
Application review

Companies will be evaluated on the benefit the apprenticeship would provide their organisation and the impact of their organisation on their local community.

Book a call
Book a call

The team will get in touch to book a call and share next steps.

Get started
Get started

We aim to have our first apprentices start in January 2024

Empowering small businesses with skilled tech candidates in Hull and Humber

Seamless support for employers and talent

We deliver:

  • Attraction and selection: Our selection team locate top talent from areas of deprivation in Hull and Humber, and deliver a handpicked shortlist to your team.

  • Front-loaded training: We deliver 16 weeks of upfront training, then deploy talent into your business to complete placement.
  • Placement coaching: Our placement coaches support your employee throughout their placement, ensuring they learn and develop whilst delivering value.
  • Assessment support: Our apprentices surpass industry average results with 35% achieving distinctions with the support of our assessment team.
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Meet our experts, supporting your team
Katie Crichton, Account Director - Energy, Service and Industry,

I’ve always loved working with Start-ups and SMEs with innovative business ideas and passionate teams. A levy sharing programme like this is a fantastic way to support their early growth whilst saving time and money. Add to that a partnership with Makers and Tech She Can and you ensure the highest quality standard which really sets the business up for success.
Antonio Tombanane, Founder,
The Edge Hub

I truly believe in the talent and potential in the Hull and Humber area. This Levy Gifting opportunity will allow us to connect that talent with local businesses passionate about supporting the local economy.

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Is your company eligible?

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