New grants for apprentices
BOSSES at a Peterborough college are offering a new grant to enable employers to take on apprentices.
The venture allows Peterborough Regional College to offer £1,500 grants to employers who take on a new apprentice.
The grant is aimed at small to medium employ- ers who haven’t taken on an apprentice for at least three years and apprentices must be aged between 16 and 24 years.
Judy Preece, training and placement team manager in the college’s Apprenticeship Centre, said: “We are thrilled this grant has become available to employers. It really does give them an extra incentive to add an apprentice to their team.
The college manages more than 25 apprenticeship programmes such as engineering, catering and business, marketing and communications, plumbing and construction.