Local government have budgets to provide schemes, separate from national policy. This means that you need to check with your local council whether they are currently offering a scheme, grant or funding that could assist with you taking on a new apprentice.
This assistance could be as little as personal support and guidance, or could be thousands of pounds worth of grants to encourage local businesses to take on apprentices.
Unfortunately, we are still in the process of compiling all of this information, so we can only help guide you in the right direction.
When contacting your local council, it is best to look out for Business Support, Economic Team, or something of a similar name. Most councils will have such a team dedicated to supporting businesses like yourselves, and will have a range of plans that could significantly help you.
To find your local council’s website and contact information, click here.