As part of Borough Council’s Jobs and Skills Fund the Apprenticeship Brokerage Scheme has been set up to help reduce the red tape involved when taking on an apprentice. The fund is there to support the Council’s ambition to support job creation and increase the skills within the workforce. The brokerage is funded by Ipswich Borough Council and is delivered through our partners, Papworth Trust.
The scheme assists small and medium sized Ipswich businesses when taking on an apprentice. The support available includes; sourcing suitable candidates for interview, finding a training provider, informing you of the grants available to you, completing the paperwork and providing ongoing customer care through the life of apprenticeship.
Around 96% of businesses have reported that taking on an apprentice has led to benefits to their business. These benefits include new ideas being introduced to the organisation, better morale amongst staff and better staff retention.
If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme visit the Papworth Trust website or get it touch using the contact details on the left of this page.