EXTENDED: New Employer Grant of £4000 Available Now!*

If you are thinking of hiring a new employee in the next few months, don’t miss out on grants of up to £4000. This fantastic government incentive has now been extended until January 2022.

This means that if you have existing posts to fill, or considering recruiting for new posts, please speak to us first in order to successfully claim your grant.

Your account will be managed by a dedicated Grant Advisor because we know how important it is to get it right from the outset. Your Grant Advisor can support you by introducing you to employment-ready candidates that are already on our system or provide you with a recruitment service that includes advertising your vacancy, shortlisting suitable candidates for interview and coordinating their induction process to ensure that your business needs are met at all times.

Contact our Grant Funding Advisor today on grantadvisor@skillsgroupuk.com or call 01752 332442.

*£3000 for NEW employees of any age who start their apprenticeship plus £1000 incentive grant if they are 16 to 18. This applies to anyone who starts between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School