Richmondshire District Council

National Apprenticeship Scheme

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Apprenticeship funding

Update - 10 September 2018

The first tranche of applications has been approved through the Apprenticeship Support Scheme. A total of twelve apprenticeships have now been supported through the scheme, taking the total awarded to £18,646. There is still time to apply, with the next deadline for bids being 1st October 2018. 

The types of apprenticeships supported to date include, apprenticeships working towards Level 3 Hospitality Management, Level 2 Light Vehicle Repairs, Level 5 Operations Management, Level 3 Hairdressing and a Level 6 Manufacturing Engineer Degree. 

If your business could benefit from employing an apprentice and you need help with the costs, please get in touch. 

Scheme details

Through the scheme businesses can receive up to £2,000 in grant aid and support for training and equipment when taking on a new apprentice.

The scheme is open to Richmondshire businesses that employ 50 people or less – with priority given to those with less than 20 members of staff, and with an annual turnover of less than £50 million. Both the business and the apprentice must be based in the district.

The criteria and application form can be found in supporting documents below.

The next deadline for applications is 12 noon on 1st October 2018. Applications should be fully completed before they will be considered. 

Apprenticeship opportunities

If you have an apprenticeship to offer, please contact us and we can publish the details on this page.

Apprentice hairdresser, 2 year course

Wage: £4 per hour, 31 hours per week

Qualification: City & Guilds Qualification in Hairdressing 

Location: Capelli Hairdressing, 2 Castle Hill, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7HJ

Contact: Jackie Pitman, 01748 823157

Expected start date: September 2018 


Apprenticeship: Assistant Production/Maintenance Manager

Wage: £8.20 per hour, 40 hours per week

Qualification: HNC Mechatronics Leading to Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Location: Oakdale (Contracts) Ltd, Walkerville Industrial Estate, Catterick Garrison

Contact: Nicholas Tutty, 01748 834184

Expected start date: September 2018 

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