HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS FUND

25 July 2011

The Prime Minister has today announced details of a £25 million fund that will support up to 10,000 Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships.

The Prime Minister has today announced details of a £25 million fund that will support up to 10,000 Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships, giving firms in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, information technology and engineering, the hi-tech skills they need to grow.

The Higher Apprenticeships Fund will support the expansion of Apprenticeships up to degree equivalent in companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), where there is unmet demand for the higher-level skills that are necessary to create additional jobs and growth.  

Industry representatives are invited to bid for the fund, which the National Apprenticeship Service will deliver from Friday 22 July; the new Apprenticeships will commence from October 2011 and the closing date for applications is 14.00 on Friday, 16 September.

 
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