Eden scheme highlighted as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Last week, 7 to 13 February 2022, marked the 15th annual National Apprenticeship Week.

The National Apprenticeship Week 2022 brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2022 was 'build the future'; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.

As part of the week, Eden District Council is highlighting its support for businesses in the area, and its offer of an apprenticeship grant for firms who take on new apprentices.

The Eden Apprenticeship Scheme is aimed at businesses of all sectors across the district. Eligible businesses are offered a grant of up to £2,000 towards wage costs for each new apprentice.

Cllr Mary Robinson, Portfolio Holder for Economies and Enterprise at Eden District Council said: "The Council is delighted to have this incentive available to local businesses, to encourage the recruitment of apprentices.

"It's hoped that the incentive will help encourage and provide substantive new job opportunities for our young people in Eden.

If you are considering taking on a new apprentice, or if you have recently recruited one, you can find out more about the Eden Apprenticeship Scheme by emailing econ.dev@eden.gov.uk

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