Apprenticeships boost for city

Apprenticeships boost for city

Employers in Brighton & Hove can now bid for funding allocated to the council to boost take-up of apprenticeships in the city.

Following government reforms of the national funding system, councils are now allowed to transfer their apprenticeship levy funds to other organisations.

For Brighton & Hove this means funding will be available to support employers to take on new apprentices and develop existing employees.

The council’s apprenticeships team will allocate the funding based on the bids received twice a year. The deadline for applying for the next round of funding is the end of March.

Eligible employers will fall into one of the following categories:

• Businesses and other organisations

• The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector

• Schools in the city that do not pay into the council’s apprenticeship levy.

Employers who apply for apprenticeship funding will be expected to actively support the aims of Brighton & Hove’s City Employment & Skills Plan.

The council is committed to working in partnership with local employers to boost take-up.

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