Woking Borough Council
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07 January 2013
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Businesses looking to help young people from Woking Borough to improve their employment and career prospects, could benefit from a financial boost, as Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council are offering financial support
Businesses looking to help young people from Woking Borough to improve their employment and career prospects, could benefit from a financial boost, as Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council are offering financial support.
Funding worth up to £3,000 is available to those businesses who take on their first apprentice before 31 March 2013. Potential apprentices must be aged between 19-24 years and live within Woking Borough. And those who recruit apprentices before their 19th birthday will have the full cost of their apprenticeship training met through Government funding.
Apprenticeships ensure that a business' workforce has the practical skills and qualifications needed now and in the future. They consist of a young person being employed, whilst spending some time outside of the workplace training to gain a recognised qualification. Apprentices may carry out their training on day release at a college, or be supported by a training provider within the working environment.
The apprenticeship takes at least a year and the employer will benefit from an increasingly skilled employee, shaped to meet the needs of their business.
Jonathan Olaofe, Invest in Your Success Manager, said: "The message being sent to businesses is 'invest in a young person, Invest in Your Success and we'll invest in you'. Young people can bring so much to a business: a fresh approach to working, enthusiasm and loyalty. I'd urge businesses to tap into this funding and reap the benefits.
"Investing in their future workforce makes sense for any forward-thinking business and is a great way to `grow your own talent'. With Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council offering funding, now is the time to take action - there has never been a better time to employ an apprentice."
Funding is available until April 2013 and businesses are encouraged to apply before this deadline.
For more information, please call Glenn Thorogood on 01483 743016 or email email@example.com
Alternatively, find out more information on the Invest in Your Success initiative, here.