Hiring an apprentice

The Council-led York Apprenticeship Hub offers a free service designed to support small to medium local businesses through the process of hiring an apprentice. If you are considering hiring an apprentice contact tel: 01904 553732 or email: york.apprenticeships@york.gov.uk

We can:

  • save you time and money
  • help you access Government funding and grants
  • link you to other support services and training providers
  • help you recruit the best person for the job

Funding and incentives

If you are a small to medium sized employer and have not employed an apprentice in the last 12 months, or have employed an apprentice but has since offered them a permanent position, you may be eligible for an apprenticeship wage grant of up to £2000 (supported by Leeds Enterprise Partnership). This wage grant is available until the end of December 2016 on a first come first serve basis.

100% of the training costs are funded by the government if the apprentice is aged 16 to 18 years old and around 50% of the training cost is funded for those aged between 19 and 23 years old.

The benefits of hiring an apprentice

Hear from York employers in this video about video about the benefits of hiring an apprentice. You can also see York Apprenticeships on Facebook and @yorkapprentices on Twitter.

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