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11 Apr 2012 New Apprenticeship Grants for Small Businesses

The National Apprenticeship Service in England have confirmed that they will provide up to 40,000 Apprenticeship Grants to small and medium size employers based in England who are recruiting 16 to 24 year olds with a value of £1,500. This is to encourage new employers to take on new 16 to 24 year old apprentices.

Priority will be given to small-medium size employers with less than 50 employees and they expect to support at least 20,000 of these to recruit an apprentice for the first time.

The AGE 16 to 24 Grant is available from 1st April 2012 until March 2013 for employers who are able to offer a job opportunity to a young person they recruit. However eligible employers who have employed a new apprentice from 1 February 2012 will be able to apply for the grant, subject to all the other eligibility criteria.

For more information please email enquiries@tracktraining.co.uk or call 0845 1306461.

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