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Recruit an apprentice

Youngsters can begin apprenticeships with Medway businesses thanks to a scheme worth £100,000.

From April 2016 to March 2017, local businesses will be able to apply for funding to recruit apprentices and offer young people (18-24) the opportunity to earn while they learn in a real job.

How Medway businesses can get involved

Local businesses thinking about taking on an apprentice or looking for more advice should contact Catherine Lepage at Medway Council on catherine.lepage@medway.gov.uk

The benefits for businesses

Apprenticeships can:

  • improve your bottom line
  • increase productivity
  • help retain employees
  • help improve the performance of existing staff
  • enable staff to obtain a recognised qualification
  • combat the effect of an ageing workforce
  • help avoid skills gaps in the future
  • help instil company values and good practice among employees
  • reduce training costs
  • bring new and fresh ideas to your business
  • create managers of the future.

Find more in-depth information on recruiting an apprentice.

I want to be an apprentice

Medway residents aged 18-24 can look and apply for apprenticeships.

As an apprentice you get the best of both worlds. You’ll be employed by a company or organisation and paid regular wages, while you learn how to do the job.