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East Yorkshire call for Apprentice Week
8:06am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Business news
YOUNG people in East Yorkshire have been urged to find out more about apprenticeships this week.
The sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week runs until Friday, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council has reminded businesses and young people of the benefits an apprenticeship can bring.
Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet member for economic development, tourism and rural issues, said: “The council is committed to assisting our residents to access apprenticeship opportunities, support the area’s business community and provide a robust response to grow the local economy.”
Training programmes, such as the Fast Forward to Apprenticeship scheme, funded by Jobcentre Plus flexible support fund, support unemployed people aged 16 and over who want to become an apprentice, with youths in Goole, Beverley and Bridlington already receiving training and support in applying for and finding apprentice opportunities.
Until March 2014, the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) will provide up to 40,000 apprenticeship grants, of up to £1,500 each, to eligible employers who commit to employ one or more 16 to 24-year-old apprentices. Businesses and organisations can apply for these grants through a training provider such as East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s employment and skills team.
For more information or to check eligibility, call the employment and skills team on 01482 887670, follow @East_Riding, or visit apprenticeships.org.uk