Published: Thursday, 3rd September 2020

We are encouraging businesses in Royal Greenwich to take advantage of the Greenwich Access to Apprenticeships fund, to support them to take on an apprentice.

 The fund can be used by small and micro businesses to create new apprenticeship training opportunities or to upskill an existing employee through one of the new apprenticeship standards. Further government incentives of up to £3,000 are also available for each new apprentice hired. 

There are over 700 apprenticeship standards available. These are nationally recognised qualifications from Level 2 to level 7, which is equivalent to a master’s degree. Read a full list of available apprenticeship standards

Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB) can support businesses to hire an apprentice. A virtual launch event on 15 September, chaired by Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills, will be a great chance for Royal Greenwich employers to learn more about the hiring process. You’ll also have the chance to hear from a panel of experts about how the levy transfer fund works, the benefits of hiring an apprentice and much more. 

Contact GLLaB to register your interest for the event: 

 The Greenwich Access to Apprenticeships fund has been set up as part of the apprenticeship levy scheme update, which allows levy-paying employers, including the council, to transfer up to 25% of their annual levy funds to small businesses, third sector organisations, charities, social enterprises and apprenticeship training agencies.