Ashfield and Mansfield Apprenticeship ‘Top Up’ Scheme Now Live

April 17, 2014 7:49 am


The Ashfield and Mansfield Apprenticeship Grant for Employers is now live and available for applicants.

The Ashfield & Mansfield Shared Regeneration Service are offering grants to eligible employers taking on apprentices on a first come, first served basis of between £1,000 and £1,500 as a ‘top up’ to the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) of £1,500.

If your business would like to take on a apprenticeship please contact an ATA/Training Provider who will be able to arrange the apprenticeship as well as inform you of any potential grants that you would be eligible for.  Alternatively you could contact April Berry at the National Apprenticeship Service on 0115 872 6361.

The grant will support employers who would not otherwise be in a position to recruit an apprentice.  To be eligible for the grant, businesses need to qualify for the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) AGE, be located within the Ashfield or Mansfield District and employ less than 250 staff.  The apprenticeship has to be a newly created position and the company must not have recruited an apprentice in the previous 12 months.  The apprentice taken on has to be aged between 19 and 24 and live in one of the Districts.  Employers can claim the Ashfield and Mansfield AGE for up to two apprentices and the grant will be paid in stages throughout the apprenticeship programme.

View the original press release about the Ashfield & Mansfield Apprenticeship Grant for Employers here.

There are many misconceptions about apprenticeships and new research has found strong evidence to dispel these mistaken beliefs.  To find out more about the many benefits that an apprenticeship can bring to your business, view an article on this research here.  If you would like to know more about how the Ashfield & Mansfield Shared Regeneration Service can help improve your business boost skills levels, please contact Helen Dennis on  01623 463152.


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