An apprentice can be a great asset to any business.  Taking on an apprentice could allow you to:

  • Fill the skills gap
  • Improve the company image
  • Create a talent pipeline in the organisation
  • Improve productivity
  • Raise staff morale
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Increase diversity within the business
  • Upskill existing staff

The Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership is working to stimulate demand for Apprenticeships in the sub-region.  They have produced a Skills and Education Plan, a working document which sets out plans for working with businesses and skills and learning providers to ensure that businesses have the skills they need to grow.

The National Apprenticeship Scheme provides lots of guidance and support for businesses and those considering an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship funding - how it works

The Peer-to-Peer Network helps people recruiting apprentices for the first time; connect with those that have been through the process.

The AGE 16-24 grant for employers aims to support businesses who would not otherwise be in a position to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme.

Finding an apprentice:

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