‘Apprenticeship store’ threat
GREATER Manchester’s only ‘apprenticeship store’ could be shut as council chiefs scramble to balance the books.
The facility, in Stockport, celebrated its third year helping young people just months ago.
Town hall bosses say they need to shut the store to save cash in the face of continued government cuts.
Around £55,000 a year could be saved if the plan is approved.
The store supports employers to create apprenticeship posts and recruit; helps people understand what apprenticeships are available and how to apply.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) criticised the plans.
Robert Downes, FSB development manager said: “Axing this support facility simply means a lot of young people will have be left to go it alone.”