National programmes

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

For more information on Apprenticeships download our toolkit, or see our resources on Traineeships, skills toolkits and more here.

Want to know more?

Find more apprenticeships resources from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) here.

Apprenticeship Hub

The Apprenticeship Hub’s team of advisers are on hand to offer free and wide ranging support for those wanting to take on apprentices.

The video below shows how working with the Apprenticeship Hub can help boost your business and workforce.

The Apprenticeship Hub can offer support such as how to recruit an apprentice, choosing the right apprenticeship standard, finding a suitable provider, accessing available levy funds and incentives, and setting up and using the apprenticeship digital account. We can also provide free support and training for leadership and management teams, and pre-apprenticeship and wraparound support for apprentices, by offering a range of bespoke training courses and qualifications delivered by our expert skills providers.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a premises in York, North Yorkshire or the East Riding (Craven, East Riding, Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, York)
  • Be an SME (employ fewer than 250 FTE staff, and have either a turnover of less than €50 million, or a balance sheet of less than €43 million)
  • Be aged 16 or over, and have the legal right to live and work in the UK
  • Ensure the activity is delivered in the region

Visit www.apprenticeship-hub.co.uk

This Programme is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

T Levels

T Levels have been designed to prepare students aged 16-18 with the technical skills your business needs now and in the future. They combine classroom studies with an industry placement. The benefits for your business include:

  • Cost effective channel for recruitment
  • Solution for entry level jobs
  • Develop young people into your industry/business
  • Provide extra help with on-site projects
  • Provide opportunities for existing staff to develop management and mentoring skills
  • Provide fresh ideas and new perspective

For more information visit the official gov.uk page or for further employer resources, visit the CIPD’s page on T Levels.

Hear from some of the employers and young people already benefiting from T Level industry placements:

 

For more information on these programmes, get in touch and we’ll connect you to the expertise and resources you need.

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Strive Live Start-up Incubator - York & Harrogate Business Support Programme

If you are a start-up based in York or Harrogate, join this award-winning incubator designed to help grassroots entrepreneurs launch their business. StriveLive blends weekly live online training with regular one-to-one advice and on-demand online learning to make it simple and exciting to start a business.

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Upcoming Business Support Programmes in Harrogate

The York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub is working in collaboration with Harrogate Borough Council to deliver an extensive range of business support programmes. Starting from September 2022, these events will be held at venues in Harrogate and aim to support business owners, managers, and employees on a wide variety of subjects. These fully funded

Upcoming Business Support Programmes in York

The York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub is working in collaboration with City of York Council to deliver an extensive range of business support programmes. Starting from September 2022, these events will be held at venues in York and aim to support business owners, managers, and employees on a wide variety of subjects. These fully