#NAW2022: boohoo Group Announce Apprenticeship Partnership with Fashion – Enter

7th February 2022: As National Apprenticeship Week 2022 begins boohoo group announce the opportunity to apply for L3 and L4 apprenticeships through their partnership with social enterprise, Fashion-Enter…

  • In the month that saw the boohoo group open the doors to their first UK manufacturing facility, the business confirm partnership with not-for-profit social enterprise Fashion-Enter
  • The group have gifted £85,000 of their apprenticeship levy to support young people to earn whilst they learn

The boohoo Group are passionate about educating the next generation, working to empower individuals to support and protect the future of the UK manufacturing sector and the unique skill base.  As a major UK employer, the Group pays a significant apprenticeship levy and wanted to use this not just to empower its own employees, but those within the wider supply chain who might otherwise not have access to these kind of training courses and opportunities.

Fashion-Enter will provide training and arrange placements for the students on behalf of the boohoo Group, with a focus on candidates from underrepresented communities within the Leicestershire area. The application process opens on 7th February, the first day of National Apprenticeship Week.

This is just one initiative set up by the boohoo Group to support the rapid pace of change in their business.  Externally, the Group’s ambition is to offer a range of training to support garment workers across the sector, to better understand their rights and evolve their skills. The Group will also be supporting its suppliers by sharing insight on best practice at its Thurmaston Lane site, helping local business owners to improve their operational and production efficiencies and create long-term, sustainable businesses.

 Andrew Reaney – boohoo Group Director of Responsible Sourcing & Product Operations:

We are delighted to be partnering with Fashion-Enter and to be able to utilise some of our apprenticeship levy outside of the business to create opportunities for individuals who might otherwise not have had access.  We have a long-standing partnership with our Leicester suppliers and activities like this cement our commitment to both them and UK manufacturing in general.”   

Jenny Holloway – Fashion-Enter CEO:

“We are delighted to be receiving this gift from the boohoo group.  The FCFTA (Leicester) has had an excellent start and currently we are focusing on qualifications at Level 1 and 2; this funding will now create higher level skills and engage in jobs with the local factories. We have already received an enquiry from one company requesting 10 sewing apprentices so this is superb timing! Thank-you to the boohoo group!”