Wyre Forest Apprenticeship Scheme

Wyre Forest District Council provides a grant scheme to support local business to take on apprentices.

The scheme, delivered in partnership with Kidderminster College, helps Wyre Forest businesses to employ local residents.  The Council has allocated £50,000 to the scheme and businesses are able to apply for up to £7500 to help fund an apprentice over 2 years.

The scheme is available for the following types of apprenticeship, with specific encouragement for levels 3 and above:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Management (Team Leading)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Management
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business and Administration
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Accounting
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Accounting
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Accounting
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture

The grant is available to small and medium sized enterprises located within the Wyre Forest District with less than 250 employees and there will be a limit of 2 apprenticeships per business.  The grant will only be available to new employees.  The apprentices themselves must also be living within the District to be eligible.

Financial support is based on a one or two year apprenticeships with 50% of the wages in the year 1 being met (up to £5,000 max) and 25% of the wages in year 2 (up to £2,500 max).

For more information on how to apply, contact the team today on 01905 677 888, or email info@business-central.co.uk

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