100 apprentices in 100 days - the local challenge has been met!
Rushmoor exceeds apprenticeship challenge
More than 500 young people have started an apprenticeship in Aldershot and Farnborough in the past 12 months - and the total continues to rise.
Many of the new opportunities are as a result of the council's ongoing work to encourage local businesses to create apprenticeships. The council works closely with the National Apprenticeship Service, Farnborough College of Technology, West London Training, HIT Training and Babcock.
Offer an apprenticeship opportunity
Businesses can find out more on the National Apprenticeship Service website.
Apprentices are excellent value for money and will help create a skilled workforce for businesses and improve job prospects for local people. They provide an opportunity to learn vocational skills while, at the same time, earning a wage and working towards nationally-recognised qualifications, either on the job or through college day release.
Depending on the age of the apprentice, government funding can cover up to 100% of the training costs. Businesses with up to 250 employees, who have not recruited an apprentice in the past 12 months, can claim a £1,500 grant if they recruit a 16 to 24-year-old apprentice. Other grants are available - see the National Apprenticeship Service website for more information.
To find out more about apprenticeships, visit the National Apprenticeship Service website or call 08000 150 600.