Your Best Investment is People

Our employers tell us that trained staff are productive staff.  Work-based training shows you what your staff can achieve and proves to them that they can progress.  Government research shows that modern work-based apprenticeships give:

  • Improved productivity
  • A motivated workforce
  • Relevant training
  • Avoidance of skills shortages
  • Increased staff retention
  • Lower training costs.

New Government Initiative

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) provides up to 40,000 grants of £1500 to encourage and support employers taking on a young apprentice aged 16 to 23. Following feedback from employers, the Government is refining the AGE scheme to make it simpler to use and expanding access to the scheme. The grant will be made in a single payment instead of two instalments and employers will be allowed to claim grants to support up to 10 new apprentices. Eligibility restrictions will be revised, opening the scheme to  employers that have not employed an apprentice in the previous 12 months.


In addition, medium sized firms will continue to be eligible to claim the grant if they expand beyond 250 employees, as the scheme will now be open to employers with up to 1,000 employees. However, SMEs remain a key priority for the scheme and sufficient funding is available to ensure that all eligible SMEs will be able to claim the grant.


(Are YOU Eligible for this £1500 grant? Contact us and we will help you with your Apprenticeship needs.)

Learning Provider

To undertake a modern work-based apprenticeship you will need the services of a learning provider.  As a leading learning provider in the South East, funded by the Government, we will work with you to:

  • help you decide which Apprenticeship is right for you;
  • explain the way that Apprenticeships would work for you and what funding is available;
  • agree a training plan with you and your apprentice;
  • support your existing staff into Apprenticeships;
  • manage the training and evaluation
  • ensure that national quality standards are met;
  • and deliver integrated, coherent training.

Please take a look at our employers’ case studies to see the benefits working with Neighbour Training and Apprenticeships  can bring to your business.

Contact us on info@neighbourtraining.co.uk.

Apprenticeships Skills Funding AgencyMatrixEU Social Fund