New Service launches in South Yorkshire to help businesses access Apprenticeship Funding and fresh talent

The South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub is a freely accessible service that aims to support SMEs in employing apprentices.

A new initiative has just launched in South Yorkshire, acting as a one-stop-shop for those who are looking to engage with apprenticeships in the region. 

Funded by the Mayoral Combined Authority and the South Yorkshire College Partnership — working alongside the South Yorkshire Provider Network  — The Apprenticeship Hub is a freely accessible service that aims to support SMEs in employing apprentices, while also dispelling common myths about this type of training and encouraging people of all ages to see its value.  

Among other things, the scheme will assist businesses in making better-informed decisions when it comes to recruiting apprentices, signpost them towards relevant funding opportunities, connect them with the providers that most closely meet their needs, and ultimately help them access a wider pool of talent.

Not to mention, it will also oversee the administration of South Yorkshire’s new Apprenticeship Levy Matchmaking Service. In a nutshell, this will pair SMEs up with larger, levy-paying organisations, so that the former can benefit from the latter’s unspent funds. In turn, this ensures that the smaller businesses can pay for their apprenticeship training and recruitment, and that the levy investment itself remains in South Yorkshire.

Through the cumulative effect of all these different services, the overarching ambition for the hub is that it will deliver a net increase of 300 new apprenticeships within the next two years.

The South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub launched on Tuesday 5 December. More information can be found via the button below:

Apprenticeship support from Advance Doncaster:

Advance Doncaster provide support with identifying and applying for apprenticeships opportunities.

Advance is an exciting free programme, which offers bespoke career, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to both individuals wanting to progress in their careers and employers wanting to develop and support their workforce.

If you are looking to transform your career regardless of your age or whether you are currently employed or not, Advance can offer 1-1 and ongoing support to achieve your goals and thrive in your chosen career. 

If you are an employer wanting to achieve more for your workforce our Advance team can also support you.

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