Benefits of apprenticeships
Research among businesses employing apprentices shows that:
- 92% believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce
- 80% feel that apprenticeships reduce staff turnover
- 77% think apprenticeships make them more competitive
- 76% say that apprentices provide higher overall productivity
1. Finding an apprentice
2. Financial assistance
There are a number of financial incentives for employers that recruit young people into apprenticeships or jobs with training. Some can be combined - please check with the relevant contact.
£1,500 grants for employers who employ 1000 staff maximum (and that have not recruited an apprentice in the last 12 months) to recruit a 16 - 24 year old apprentice. Also grants towards the cost of training of up to 100%.
For more information visit the national apprenticeship service website.
Up to £3,000 grants for employers who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice. While the offer offer is not limited to Manchester companies, the apprentice must be a Manchester resident and either:
- living in a NEET priority area
- a fostered child
- or was previously a young offender.
A maximum of 2 grants can be awarded per employer, depending on eligibility and availability
£2,275 grants for employers taking on an unemployed 18 - 24 year old who has been receiving benefit for at least 6 months. For more information visit the Department for Work and Pension website.
3. Recruitment support
Candidate shortlisting, interview preparation and free, professional interview space from the Manchester Employer Suite