Shepway Apprenticeship Grant

Shepway Apprenticeship Grant

Employer grants for apprenticeships

Shepway District Council gives grants for local businesses to employ local residents as apprentices. Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for your business to grow and viable career progression for young people.

The Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme is now closed to new applications.

Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme

This scheme has operated since 2012 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 Shepway District Council.

The Shepway Apprenticeship Scheme offers grants of between £1,000 and £1,500 to local companies that recruit local people of all ages. Up to three apprenticeship grants can be awarded at any one time to businesses in most sectors.

The Council can also help your business to identify apprentices through its close links with training providers or to suggest a training provider if you have already identified a potential apprentice.

So if you are a local business interested in appointing an apprentice, see our Guidance Notes for further information about what you need to do to apply and contact Richard Murrill at Shepway District Council on 01303 853506; or by email:


Kent Apprenticeship Scheme

Kent County Council also provides funding for apprenticeships and local businesses in Shepway can benefit from both the District Council and County Council schemes.

To find out more about Kent County Council apprenticeship scheme click here


Apprenticeship Training Providers

If you do not have an apprentice or a training course in mind, there are many training providers that could assist you.

Kent Training & Apprenticeships, contact: Lisa Barrett-Smith email: tel: 01303 715265 / 07740 184059

East Kent College contact: Tracy Searle  email: tel: 07341 569020.

ASA Kent /Redbridge College

Canterbury College

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

HIT Training Ltd

Hunters Hair Academy/AFA

IPS International Ltd

Keith Graham Academy

Kent Training and Apprenticeships


Middleton Murray

Northbrook College Sussex/ Campus Training


Profile Development and Training Ltd

Smart Training & Recruitment

Sussex Coast College Hastings

The College of Animal Welfare

The Hair Academy



Get In Go Far

The Government has launched its Get in Go Far apprenticeship campaign. Get In Go Far is a major campaign planned for the next four years that brings together activity aimed at the 14-24 age group. It is a key part of delivering the government’s plan to achieve 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

The website will enable young people, employers, parents and teachers to find out more about apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience. Young people can also access thousands of opportunities across a range of sectors and employers – so they can get in and go far in their career.