Richmondshire District Council

Apprenticeship Fact File 

We understand that taking on your first apprentice can be a daunting experience if you don't know the process of how this will affect your business. We have therefore compiled the Apprenticeship Fact File document which can be downloaded via the link below. If you still have queries having read this document, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Apprenticeship Fact File

Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy Scheme 2019-20

The Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy Scheme 2019-20 is now open for applications with a pot of £22,000 to bid into. 

Businesses looking to appoint an apprentice to complete a Level 1-3 apprenticeship can apply for up to £2,000 towards the wages of their apprentice – with businesses taking on a higher level apprentice of 4 and above able to apply for £3,000. The first deadline for applications is March 31, 2019 and further bids will be considered on a bi-monthly basis until the funding has been allocated in full. 

Both the business and the apprentice must be based in Richmondshire and priority will be given to those looking to appoint an apprentice aged 16-24.  They should also have an annual turnover of less than £50m and fewer than 50 employees, with priority given to businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

Whilst the business may have already found their apprentice, the training must not start until after a decision has been reached. 

The application form and guidance can be downloaded below: 

Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy Scheme Application Form

Further details of the scheme can be sought by contacting Samantha Coultish by email: or telephone: 01748 901037 

National Apprenticeship Scheme

For details on how to hire an apprentice and for a list of local training providers please go to:

Hire an apprentice

Find a training provider

Apprenticeship funding 2018-19

The apprenticeship scheme supported 22 apprenticeships from March 2018 to January 2019, with contributions of £27,965.

This scheme has now closed. Please contact Samantha Coultish via: for further information. 

Richmondshire Apprenticeship opportunities

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


Apprenticeship: Web Design/Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

Wage: Apprenticeship minimum wage, 37.5 hours per week (13 months)

Qualification: Level 3 Digital Marketing and Web

Location: Reflection Media, Olympic Way, Richmond

Contact: Catherine Colling, 07796533015



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