Apprenticeship Levy Funding Available for Thurrock Businesses

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Apprenticeship Levy Funding Available for Thurrock Businesses

TO support Thurrock Council’s ambition to make Thurrock a great place to work and learn, the council is sharing some of their levy to enable small businesses in the borough fund new apprenticeships.

The funding can be used by Thurrock employers to recruit new apprentices or to upskill their existing workforce.

Cllr Deb Huelin, Cabinet Member for Central Services and Communities, said: “If you are a local business who could use the levy to recruit a new apprentice or offer a fantastic leaning opportunity to existing employees, please do get in touch with the council.

“As an employer, the council pays the apprenticeship levy and Government rules allow us to transfer up to 25% of our levy funds to support other Thurrock employers to help improve the skills and knowledge of the wider local workforce.”

In order to apply for the funding the business must: be registered on the apprenticeship service, have set-up an agreement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) as part of registering for the apprenticeship service and be based in Thurrock.

For more information and to find out how to apply visit: www.thurrock.gov.uk/levytransfer

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