£1500 Grants now Available

A Government Apprenticeship grant of £1500 is available for up to 1000 employees who commit to employ one or more 16 – 24 year old Apprentices for the first time. The payment is a grant and exempt from VAT.

All we ask you to do is recruit an Apprentice and support them throughout their programme. We offer a full recruitment service free of charge.

To be eligible for this grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • Commit to employ the Apprentice for at least the time it takes to achieve the Apprenticeship.
  • Agree to pay the Apprenticeship wage of £2.73 per hour (increasing from the 1st October 2015 to £3.30) for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Confirm that you have not taken on an apprentice in the previous three years
  • Priority will be given to small-medium sized employers with less than 250 employees.

Employers interested in taking advantage of this opportunity with Tameside College should contact us via email at Apprenticeship@tameside.ac.uk or call us on 0161 908 6608.

£1500 Grants now Available