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.
A. A £1,500 grant to recruit a 16 - 24 year old apprentice, provided that the employer has not recruited an apprentice in the last 12 months. A grant may also be available towards the cost of training.
For more information visit the national apprenticeship service website.
B. A £1,500 grant to recruit a 16 - 24 year unemployed young person from Manchester who is not in education or training. Before deciding to recruit employers can offer a 6 week 'working interview'.
For more information contact the Greater Manchester Commitment Team at New Economy on 2374157.
C. Maximum two £3,000 grants for any employer who takes on a 16-18 year old apprentice. The apprentice must be a Manchester resident from certain priority groups or areas of the city.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, Manchester City Council.
D. £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.
Some of the above grants can be combined - please check with the relevant contacts.
3. Recruitment support
Candidate shortlisting, interview preparation and free, professional interview space from the Manchester Employer Suite