From August to January, any firm that hires a new, young apprentice aged 16 to 24 will receive £2,000, while those that hire new apprentices aged 25 and over will be paid £1,500. *(t's & c's apply)

Announcing the incentives during his summer statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons: “We know apprenticeships work. Ninety-one per cent stay in work or go on to further training.

“For the next six months we are going to pay employers to create new apprenticeships."

This is great news for Bury employers. It means that businesses could receive up to £3,000 for hiring 16 to 18-year-old apprentices from August to January.

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As well as investing in a young person’s future, employing an apprentice can support your business to:

•   Expand your workforce

•   Fill your skills gap

•   Boost productivity

•   Invest in fresh talent

•   Reduce recruitment costs

Wellington Villa Nursery, based in Bury, was so impressed with the skills and knowledge of one of their apprentices, that upon completion of their qualification, they were appointed as deputy nursery manager.

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Nina Johnson-Murphy, director at Wellington Villa Nursery said: “Apprentices really benefit our business because they bring new ideas and a great energy. It’s great that individuals can develop professional skills as well as gain specific knowledge during their scheduled time at College."

We have hundreds of star applicants waiting to support your business. Invest in a young person’s future today.

Contact Bury College Apprenticeships on: 0161 280 8650