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Businesses urged to tell apprentices 'you're hired'

Tue 29 January 2013, 6:05 pm

Bromley College has called on local businesses to take advantage of the wealth of young talent the area has to offer and consider taking on apprentices.

The college said it was currently helping to train 800 apprentices studying and working across a wide range of sectors as diverse as financial services, hairdressing, beauty, construction and travel.

But it said there was always room for more and that businesses would become eligible for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers, worth £1,500 per 16-24 year-old, if they recruited young people through the programme.

The college said the scheme was an ideal way to capitalise on the energy and benefits that apprentices brought to businesses and that the work-based training programmes it provided were designed around the needs of employers, and led to nationally recognised qualifications.

The college’s Capital B dedicated employer services team supports employers through the process, from advertising vacancies and shortlisting candidates, to managing their training and evaluation.

It can be contacted on 020 8295 7070 or via the website.

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