Up to £2,000 available to Richmondshire companies taking on an apprentice

A new scheme to help Richmondshire businesses employ apprentices has been launched today as part of National Apprentice Week.

The district council scheme has £30,000 in funding which will help small district based businesses take on new apprentices – many for the first time.

They can received up to £2,000 in grant aid and support for training and equipment.

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It aims to encourage economic growth, develop home grown talent and retain young people to stay in the district.

The scheme is open to Richmondshire businesses that employ 50 people of less – with priority given to those with less than 20 members of staff; and have an annual turnover of less than £50 million. Both the business and the apprentice must be based in the district.

For more information on the scheme contact Samantha.coultish@richmondshire.gov.uk