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Employers find out how apprenticeships can give business a boost
5:10pm Sunday 17th March 2013 in Local
AS part of National Apprenticeship week employers have been finding out how apprentices can benefit their businesses.
At a recent event more than 30 Worcestershire companies learned about a new £1,500 grant available from Government to businesses who take an apprentice for the first time.
There was also a number of talks, presentations and workshops.
The aim of the event, organised by Worcestershire County Council, was to show how people can benefit from the bespoke skill set, loyalty and enthusiasm shown by apprentices.
It was held in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service and Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire Training Providers Association.
Aamir Kayani, from the county council said: ”One of the council's priorities is ensuring that Worcestershire is open for business and a skilled workforce is absolutely essential to achieve that aim.
“Working to support apprentices will ensure that our economy has the skilled employees it will need in the future.”