Richmondshire District Council

Coronavirus - Support for apprenticeships

The Department for Education (DfE) has produced a coronavirus response guidance document for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations. The DfE coronavirus helpline can be reached on 0800 046 8687.

For advice on furloughing apprentices while their training continues, please see HMRC's advice on the Employee Retention Scheme.

The National Skills Academy have moved apprenticeship advice, support and toolkits for small businesses online. This includes free master-classes.


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 2019-21

The Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy Scheme 2019-21 is open for applications. 

The criteria and application can be found in the supporting documents section. Deadlines for submission are on the application form. If you have any queries please contact the Business and Community team via 01748 829100 or email business@richmondshire.gov.uk

Please note that apprenticeship training cannot commence before you have received an offer letter if you wish to apply to this scheme.


National Apprenticeship Scheme

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


Richmondshire apprenticeship opportunities

If you are an employer recruiting to fill an apprenticeship opportunity, we can post it here for you. Send the details to business@richmondshire.gov.uk

Level 2 Barista, Richmond 

An opportunity for two Level 2 baristas for a tearoom in Richmond. Learn all aspects of the business including preparing and serving of drinks, customer service, cash handling and stock control. For further information contact Gary Spence at The Little Drummer Boy Tearoom on 01748 850706 or email gary@thelittledrummerboytearoom.co.uk 

Commis Chef Level 2 Burgoyne Hotel, Reeth 

An opportunity for a young person who has a passion for good food and would like to start their journey to become a qualified chef. This is a full-time vacancy at 1783 Bar and Restaurant (The Burgoyne Hotel, Reeth). All of the details are listed on the Find an apprenticeship website or contact Rachael Owen on 01748 884292.

Level 2/3 Early Years Practitioner, Catterick Garrison

An opportunity for an early years practitioner at a private nursery in Catterick Garrison. You will be working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, assisting with daily routines and interacting with the children. You will familiarise yourself with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and develop an understanding of how to plan and record how children develop through the age stages. For further details contact Paula on 01748 833725 or email info@jigsawkidz.co.uk   

Level 3 Carpentry, Richmond 

An opportunity for an apprentice in carpentry at Bezakk Group Ltd, Richmond. You will be working in a family owned and run business who specialise in crafting bespoke windows using traditional methods, as well as providing other joinery services. For further details contact Andy Whiteside on 01748 850330 or email info@andywhiteside.com 

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