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Apprenticeships

Kent Apprenticeship Scheme Kent County Council also provides funding for apprenticeships and local businesses in Folkestone and Hythe can benefit from both the District Council and County Council schemes. To find out more about Kent County Council apprenticeship scheme click here. Get in Go Far The Government has launched its Get in Go Far apprenticeship campaign. Get...

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Take on a Kickstart Scheme Placement

The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce can help you successfully apply for a Kickstart grant. They are supporting the Department for Work & Pensions and the government to help you get involved in the KickStart Scheme. The Kickstart grant gives you the option of accessing extensive funded and part funded employability skills training for your […]

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New Apprenticeship Training Available

Folkestone & Hythe District Council are running a new set of qualifications funded by the employers’ apprenticeship levy. For growing businesses, this means that you can use your apprenticeship levy digital fund to pay for apprenticeships. For small employers, who don’t pay the apprenticeship levy, the government will fund 90% of the course and associated […]

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Folkestone College: Shaping our Future

One of our area’s notable local resources is Folkestone College which has continued to invest in its facilities to meet the needs of local people and employers. Its success under the direction of its Principal, Victoria Copp-Crawley, is evidenced by 93% of its students now going into employment, apprenticeships or further study. The College is […]

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Employers Survey Results Published

Many thanks to those businesses who completed the Employers Survey in December. We invited over 1800 businesses to respond to our survey and received a good range of responses from across the District. The majority of respondents were optimistic about the next 12 months with many seeking to move into new premises and others trying […]

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NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP SHOW

The National Apprenticeship Show – the largest apprenticeship event in the UK – will take place at the Kent Event Centre in Detling on Tuesday-Wednesday March 20 and 21, 2018. It is the first time that the event has taken place in Kent. Up to 70 employers will have the chance to show what it […]

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Shepway Skills Survey

The results of the first Employer Survey carried out by Folkestone and Hythe District Council about skills, staff retention and recruitment has been completed. The main results emerging from the businesses participating are: Employment trends • Some 47% of businesses reported that their workforce had increased in numbers over the previous 12 months • Some 21% reported […]

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Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme closes to new applications on September 30, 2017

The Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme will close to new applications on 30th September 2017. The scheme offers an apprenticeship grant of up to £1,500 per apprentice to Shepway employers taking on Shepway residents as full-time apprentices. The scheme has operated since 2012 and has so far awarded over 350 apprenticeship grants to local businesses across many […]

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Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme

The Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme is now in its sixth year and has so far awarded over 350 apprenticeship grants to local businesses across many sectors ranging from childcare and florists to engineering and manufacturing – funded by Folkestone and Hythe District Council. The Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme, which was launched in 2012, offers grants of between […]

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National Apprenticeship Week

The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (March 6-10, 2017) brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and seeks to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. Folkestone and Hythe District Council gives grants to local businesses to employ […]

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