Grants available for Heanor and Ripley Businessses who Employ Apprentices Aged 16 and 17
23rd January 2012
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From January 2012, Derbyshire County Council is making 200 grants available of £2,500 to provide valuable financial support to employers wishing to take on an apprentice aged 16 or 17.

Learning Unlimited, part of the Chesterfield College Group, will administer the grant. The grants are available to employers who have up to 50 employees.

Councillor Kevin Parkinson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:

"Small businesses play a vital role in the Derbyshire economy and we're committed to supporting them to help communities thrive.

"We realise these are challenging times both for employers and young people seeking work and I'd urge businesses to give serious thought to the benefit of taking on an apprentice."

"Taking on an apprentice can be of huge benefit for both the company and young person and I'd urge people to take a couple of hours to come along and find out more."

To learn more about the scheme, Derbyshire County Council and Learning Unlimited invite you to attend one of the AGE 16 and 17 Information Roadshow.


The Roadshows will take place at eight venues listed below and refreshments will be available. If you would like to attend please email or phone 01246 500 500 Ext 4291

Monday 30 January

09.00 – 11.00am

Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1DR

Tuesday 31 January

09.00 – 11.00am

Ripley Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley DE5 3BT

Wednesday 01 February

09.00 – 11.00am

Chesterfield College Tapton Campus, Brimington Road, Chesterfield S41 0TD

Thursday 02 February

09.00 – 11.00am

Arena Centre, Rutland St, Ilkeston DE7 8DG

Friday 03 February

09.00 – 11.00am

Matlock County Hall, Matlock DE4 3AG

Thursday 09 February

09.00 – 11.00am

Buxton Pavilion, St. Johns Rd, Buxton, SK17 6BE

Thursday 09 February

13.00 – 15.00pm

Bradbury House, Market Street, Glossop  SK13 8AR

Friday 10 February

09.00 – 11.00am

Hilton House Hotel, 1 Mill Lane, Hilton DE65 5GP

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