Funding is available from East Hampshire District Council, working in partnership with Business East Hants, to subsidise wages and contribute towards transport and training for apprentices joining business in East Hampshire district.
Businesses of all sizes are eligible for the scheme. In particular, we encourage applications from small and medium sized businesses.
To be eligible, businesses must:
have a physical address in East Hampshire
pay business rates to East Hampshire District Council
offer a minimum of 30 hours per week
contribute towards the wages
What is available?
Up to 2 years funding per new apprenticeship post
+up to £400 towards travel
+up to £1000 towards training (for over 25s only)
What support is available to employers and prospective apprentices?
The schemes under the Get East Hants Working Initiative are further complemented by the following support for employers and prospective employees.
Support for employers
You’re hired! Apprenticeship guide for business (publication)
Employer workplace training This programme focuses on provision of training programmes for those employers taking part in the Get East Hants Working Initiative to enable them to effectively support the apprentices and become compliant with current legislation.
The Council’s Get East Hants Working Team (together with Job Centre Plus and National Apprenticeship Service) will support businesses to recruit into the roles created.
Support for prospective apprentices
Employability and Skills training This is a pre-employment training programme aimed at preparing young people and the long term unemployed for employment. Skills include: presentation, writing CVs, interview skills and attitude.
Employment and Skills Fairs The Fairs provide an opportunity for the unemployed to find out about training, work experience, volunteering, support and jobs. BEH is supporting the Skills and Employability Fairs. The Community Learning Forum, together with the local communities in Alton, Petersfield, Horndean and Bordon, leads on the delivery of the Fairs.