In late July this year I started working for a training provider called DBC Training facilitating government funded apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors mainly in the Midlands.
Because of my work, I now see the importance of apprenticeships which could benefit other businesses. The current scheme the government have in place is a fantastic opportunity.
The government recognise the positive impact of apprenticeships. This has been demonstrated on a macro level through the ‘new apprentice scheme’ which was implemented July 2020 in response to the pandemic. This scheme meant any company who hired a new apprentice received a £3000 grant from the government.
This incentive was supposed to end 30 September 2021. However, this scheme has now been extended till 31 January 2022.
The Chancellor said: “The job is not done yet and I want to make sure our economy is fit for the future and that means providing the support and skills people need to get into work and get on in life.”
This direct quote from the chancellor highlights how important apprenticeships are to the UK’s economic recovery.
I would encourage any company who feels like their staff could use personal development or are interested in getting a less experienced staff member to find out more about the opportunity.
To find out more about apprenticeships visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk.