Posted on Jan 29, 2020
Tees Valley Combined Authority are continuing to support apprenticeships in Tees Valley and will be offering a new Grant for Apprenticeship starts from 1st February 2020.
Tees Valley Combined Authority supports the creation of Apprenticeships in the Tees Valley local areas of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. The support is designed to assist employers who are committed to creating new Apprenticeships or progressing an existing Apprentice onto a higher level of Apprenticeship.
Apprentices must start their learning from 1st February 2020, the Apprenticeship training must be provided by a training provider approved by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
The grant supports SME’s who create Apprenticeships in sectors facing high demand and growth from employers as identified in the Tees Valley Strategic Economic Plan.
The Priority Sectors being supported by the Grant are:
Apprenticeship Support Grant is available to SME’s identified by Tees Valley Combined Authority as being in one of the above Priority Sectors(Tees Valley Combined Authority will determine if the company falls within one of our identified priority sectors):
For any employers who do not fall into one of the Priority Sectors, the following Grant is available:
• Apprentices aged 19+ - a Grant of £500 is available
The employer and Apprentice must meet the following criteria:
Full information regarding the eligibility criteria is available on the website in the Grant Guidance Document.
The grant will be paid in full once the Apprentice has completed 13 weeks in learning and employment (following on from completion of the 13 week review and associated paperwork). Employers are only eligible for a maximum of three grants in a 12 month period, this includes grants from previous schemes.
Contact our team for further guidance on the grant: firstname.lastname@example.org