Lime has partnered with education technology start-up Multiverse to provide its community of apprentices in the UK with discounted rides.
Through the scheme, more than 5,000 apprentices will receive 50 per cent off Lime e-scooter and e-bike trips.
According to YourMoney, the average UK worker spends £66.31 a month commuting, with the ease and length of travel one of the most significant factors influencing whether a student stays in education.
The discounted rides from Lime will support Multiverse’s mission to break down barriers to jobs and education and ensure young people have access to transport that is safe, sustainable and affordable.
The partnership is part of the Lime Access scheme, which was launched in the UK earlier this year and provides eligible riders with unlimited 50 per cent discounts.
The shared micromobility operator will also be providing Multiverse with mentoring and events for its apprentice community on topics including building a global brand and the future of sustainable travel and infrastructure.
The partnership with Multiverse has also been launched in the United States, and the 50 per cent discount on all Lime e-bike and e-scooter rides will be available to their community of apprentices in New York and San Francisco, with more cities to be announced.
“Ensuring young people starting out in their careers can access affordable transport is hugely important, and we hope Multiverse’s apprentices enjoy the health and environmental benefits of using our e-bike and scooters, whether cycling to an important meeting or scooting to a training programme,” said Alan Clarke, Senior Director of Policy for Lime for UKI.
“While Multiverse is an organisation dedicated to changing the future of work, here at Lime we want to create a future of transport that is shared, affordable and carbon-free. This partnership will help us get one step closer to achieving both.”
Euan Blair, CEO and founder of Multiverse, added: “Lime will support our network of thousands of apprentices to access significantly discounted, eco-friendly, and accessible transport options. This will add even further to Multiverse’s rich apprenticeship experience.
“Our apprentice community benefits from a vast network of fellow apprentices, mentoring opportunities, world-class events – and now thanks to a growing number of partners – unrivalled benefits, professional support, and exclusive opportunities.”