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If you are interested in recruiting a young person you may be eligible for a grant to help with recruitment and training. Details about the grant are on the government’s apprenticeship website. You may get a £1,500 apprenticeship grant if you have fewer than 50 employees and your apprentice is aged 16 to 24.
You can claim support for up to 5 apprentices. You would also be able to obtain free training. For more information contact the following local providers about apprenticeships, traineeships and placements.
• Preston's College - firstname.lastname@example.org
• Lancashire County Council - email@example.com
• University of Central Lancashire - firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on your business needs, Lancashire County Council can support your business.
From 2017 the Government is changing the way apprenticeship training is funded. This means that from April 2017 all employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million will be required to pay a levy to fund apprenticeships. Other employers will still benefit from help from the Government. You can download the following guides from the Government for more information Apprenticeship Funding or Apprenticeship Funding - How it will work.
ROI Solutions at Preston's College also has detailed guidance on the changes to apprenticeship training.
The Lancashire Works-Based Learning Executive Forum website provides guidance on apprenticeships funding and details of training providers and other work-based training opportunities.
ACAS - the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service offers free guidance on HR issues and employee relations. Employers can access free confidential advice on the ACAS helpline on 0300 123 1100.
For details on fire safety requirements for employers please see Fire Safety in the Workplace.
For details of free training available to employers, please visit our webpage Free training for you and your staff
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