Next Members’ meeting – Thursday 27 May 2021 at 1.30pm

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 27 May 2021; again this meeting will be a virtual meeting. On this occasion we will be using GoToMeeting again but we are investigating the use of alternative systems.

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Funding boost to get more young people into work

Gillian Keegan MP, apprenticeship and skills minister, has confirmed that employers will be able to apply for a £1000 cash boost to help them take on new trainees.

The scheme will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need from the very start, helping them to get a job, an apprenticeship, or pursue further study. The cash boost – which is available until 31 July 2021 – will help businesses with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. This includes providing facilities, uniforms or helping with travel costs. Businesses offering new traineeship opportunities will receive the £1,000 bonus for every trainee they take on with up to a maximum of 10 trainees per region (so potentially up to 90). Employers can claim the cash incentive for all work placements that have been completed since 1 September.

You can apply for a cash boost by using the registration form available here.

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