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Merit Skills has been chosen to deliver all utilities apprenticeships for Kier Group Utilities Division. Kier is a leading property, residential, construction and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work and live in. In response to the new apprenticeship levy scheme Kier Group has developed an innovative group apprenticeship programme to deliver a range of construction, highways, engineering, project management and professional apprenticeships.

Merit Skills will be running this contract from their Training Centre in Peterborough, and will be providing training and support to Kier across the country.

"Merit Skills has been selected as part of our PSL apprenticeship provider group to service all Utility apprenticeships in England as the Kier group embark on an innovative response to the new levy arrangements. The team at Merit bring a depth of knowledge, quality and experience to work with us on this ambitious programme."

Katie Nightingale, Group Early Careers Manager Kier