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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sellafield grant scheme provides help for ‘tomorrow’s workforce’

AROUND 19,000 young people have been taken on as apprentices by smaller firms under a government grant scheme, new figures have shown.

At least 18,900 new places were taken up in England in the past year, with firms given £1,500 per apprenticeship.

The National Apprenticeship Service said around two-thirds of the grants were for under 19s.

Business secretary Vince Cable said: “Taking on an apprentice is a big decision for any company, especially small businesses.

“This £1,500 grant is a helping hand from the government, acknowledging the long-term commitment made by employers to help build a stronger economy by investing in skills.

“Last month we extended the scheme for another year and are now offering to grant £1,500 for up to 10 apprentices, instead of just one.

“I encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to take this opportunity and train up tomorrow’s workforce.”

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