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Funding advice

Our Business Training Solutions team will outline various funding schemes and Government grants that are open to employers for staff training.

Get £1,500 when you recruit an apprentice

Recruit an apprentice with Northumberland College and not only will you be providing your business with the skilled workforce it will need in the future but you could also get a grant of £1,500 from the Government.

Plus, you can now recruit up to a maximum of five apprentices and claim the grant five times.

Your business may be eligible for £1,500 if:
• it has less than 50 employees
• you employ a 16-24 year old apprentice
• you have never recruited an apprentice, or
• you haven't recruited an apprentice in the past 12 months


Northumberland College are the Prime Contractor in the region for this innitiative. We are able to complete a full organisational training needs analysis and draw down funding to assist in workforce development and business growth.

More details can be found on our dedicated Skills Support for Business Website.