Apprentices - no government funding

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I'm looking at taking on an apprentice and have a young lad working with me on trial basis who was recently made redundant from a large outfit. Now talking to his training supervisor at the local college I am informed that there is no government support (ie money) for taking on an electrical apprentice. Plenty of funds for plasterers, chippies and brickies, but not sparks :( :( :(

1/ Is this correct, or is it because he has already completed year 1 elsewhere????

2/ Anyone know any sneaky ways of attracting funds from other sources???

 
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15 years ago we employed two apprenti through the CITB scheme ,mainly because they were taking a percentage of the profits from the guy I was working with back then. I guess they are doing the bricky, chippy scheme today. Be careful when dealing with the CITB because if you put your head over the parapet they may be wanting to claim a cut of your cash also. ( CITB= Contruction Industry Training Board) They paid wages for the first two years.

Personally I would 'nt make them aware of your existence.

Deke

 

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2/ Anyone know any sneaky ways of attracting funds from other sources???
PM the Don - to send his boys around. :eek:

 

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