£3.8m Apprenticeship Fund - APPLY NOW

A significant amount of funding is still available to local companies to apply for grants, following the Mayor's original £3.8million commitment to creating apprenticeships.

The initiative in particular supports SMEs who create apprenticeships in sectors facing high demand from employers including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Process, Chemicals and Energy
  • Logistics
  • Health and Biologics
  • Digital and Creative
  • Business and Professional Services
  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Culture & Leisure

The initiative will also offer support to smaller companies taking on apprentices aged 19+, often for the first time.  There will also be a drive to establish high quality, higher and degree level apprenticeships in the priority sectors.

What funding is on offer?

Grant A: up to £4000 per apprentice is available for small to medium businesses (under 250 employees) from the priority sectors above who employ an apprentice aged 19+ working towards an approved qualification from the Apprenticeship Standards or Frameworks.

Grant B: up to £1000 per apprentice is available for small businesses (under 50 employees) not in a priority sector who employ an apprentice aged 19+ working towards an approved qualification from the Apprenticeship Standards or Frameworks.

How to Apply

The Apprenticeship Support for Employers Grant Application Form is available to download here

The employer is required to return a completed Application Form to Project.Team@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk