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ApprenticeshipsApprenticeship Grants for 16-24 year olds


The AGE 16 to 24 grant for employers aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 onto the apprenticeship programme.

The Skills Funding Agency will provide AGE 16 to 24 to eligible employers, in respect of qualifying apprentices, with an individual value of £1,500.

AGE 16 to 24 is for employers with less than 50 employees, who are new to apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous 12 months. Employers can be paid up to 5 grants in total.

The grant will be available, subject to eligibility and availability until August 2017.



Leicestershire HUB Grant


Leicester Apprenticeship Hub


For further information visit the Leicester City Council website.


Nottingham City Council grant

Nottingham City Council

The Nottingham Jobs Fund is an employment scheme created by Nottingham City Council to help people aged 18+ get in to work.
The Nottingham Jobs Fund (NJF) will create jobs and apprenticeships for 18+ year olds in Nottingham and is designed to encourage employers to create new jobs for unemployed people.

  • Creating a job through the Nottingham Jobs Fund
  • Applying for a Nottingham Jobs Fund job
  • Current Nottingham Jobs Fund vacancies

The fund will primarily focus on creating jobs with companies based in and around Nottingham and in all sectors, provided they can commit to a 50% salary contribution for 1 year. The NJF team can support you with recruitment of the young person and the employer always makes the final decision on who is employed.

To be eligible, a job created must:

  • Be additional to the existing structure of your company/organisation
  • Be guaranteed for between 6-12 months
  • Be for 30 hours per week
  • Pay at least the National Minimum Wage
  • Have the potential to become a sustainable job after the placement period

For more information http://nottinghamjobs.com/job-seekers/nottingham-jobs-fund