Coronavirus: skills & community
Learn about funding and grants for skills & training and community organisations in the York and North Yorkshire region.
Funding and grants for skills and community
A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. The full programme can last from 6 weeks to 1 year, though most traineeships are less than 6 months. If your business can offer at least 70 hours of safe, meaningful, and high-quality work experience you can claim £1000 per young person placement. You can claim up to 10 incentive payments per employer, per region for traineeship work placements between 1 September 2020 and 31 July 2022. Learn more about traineeships.
Apprenticeships are jobs which combine practical on-the-job skills with sustained off-the-job learning, available from entry level to a master’s degree equivalent. Apprenticeships spend 80% of their time in the workplace and at least 20% on off-the-job training in a setting that suits your business needs. This can be a college, a training provider, an institute, or even your place of business. Learn more about hiring an apprentice.
- T Levels
T Levels offer businesses an opportunity to hire emerging talent by offering students an industry placement for 45 days (a minimum of 315 hours). Check what you need to do to offer T Level placements.
- Learning Toolkit
Our learning toolkit helps individuals and businesses access the knowledge they need to progress and grow. In these challenging times, we are supporting employers by providing details of the online skills resources provided by our partners that will help build resilience in your business and your workforce.
- DfE Skills Toolkit
DfE have launched the Skills Toolkit. This online platform gives people easy access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help them build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.
- Help to Grow
Help to Grow: Management will give the leaders of 30,000 SMEs access to world-class training on everything from financial management to marketing. Help to Grow: Digital will give small businesses free online technology advice and 50% discounts on new productivity enhancing software. Read more: http://gov.uk/helptogrow.
Learn more about support offered to businesses in York and North Yorkshire – contact us today.
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