Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 11, 2012

National Apprenticeship Week

Jason launched National Apprenticeship Week with the Federation of Master Builders and Peter Armitage Ltd of Milnsbridge. He met one of the 310 new apprentices taken on in his Colne Valley constituency in the past 12 months. That’s an increase of 44%.

National Apprenticeship Week

The Government is delivering unprecedented funding for new apprenticeships:

  • Businesses and training providers can bid for a share of £6 million from the Higher Apprenticeship Fund, which will support the development of thousands of new Higher Apprenticeships in sectors including aerospace, energy and renewable technologies.
  • Small and medium-sized businesses without any apprentices who hire one aged 16-24 are eligible for a £1,500 bonus, with up to 40,000 payments available.
  • Businesses can bid for a share of a £250 million fund to boost skills in their workplace, giving employers rather than training providers direct access to funding for training.
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