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Malvern Hills District Council Upskilling Bursary Scheme

In this section you will find the following information:

Terms and conditions:

  1. The trainee must complete an application form online for the grant themselves.
  2. The claim must be supported by the employer and in the case of a claim for clothing or equipment they should state the reasons for not supplying the tools or clothing for the job.
  3. The payment will be a reimbursement after the expenditure has been incurred. It will be paid after the trainee has completed at least 3 months of their course and on receipt of proof of expenditure which could include tickets, credit card statements or receipts.
  4. Where petrol is claimed, evidence of the registration number and ownership of the car must be submitted.
  5. The claim must be verified by the employer as well as the employee.
  6. Approved bursary applications will be submitted to Worcestershire Apprenticeships for payment.
  7. The trainee named in the application will attend the course for at least the time it takes to complete their training programme, or a minimum of 12 months, whichever is greater.
  8. The trainee shall notify Malvern Hills District Council as soon as possible of any changes to the status of the employer or training, including a change in terms and conditions, which may affect eligibility to claim the grant.
  9. The trainee shall always endeavour to make a success of the apprenticeship/training and shall support the aim that they gain qualifications and valuable work experience.
  10. The employer will pay the apprentice at least the National Minimum Wage appropriate for the apprentice’s age, including time for off the job training throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, but the trainee shall not during the period of the claim earn more than £250 per week.
  11. The trainee agrees to maintain a relationship with the Malvern Hills District Council for a minimum of 12 months, enabling monitoring of outcomes from the grant scheme, and to participate in publicity and press opportunities to further promote the Malvern Hills District Council Bursary Scheme (subject to commercial sensitivities). This would include both the employer and the apprentice attending local events, featuring in press, publicity material and providing case studies where this is mutually beneficial to all parties.
  12. Malvern Hills District Council reserves the right to recover all or part of the grant it has provided if:
  • The applicant is found to have improperly tried to influence the decision of any officer or Elected Member of Malvern Hills District Council in the award of a grant
  • The applicant locates outside the boundaries of the Malvern Hills District area within a 3-month period from receipt of the grant
  • Any information provided in the application form or other correspondence is found to be substantially incorrect, misleading, or incomplete
  • The training is terminated by the trainee prior to the end of the agreed duration through no fault of the employer, or without reasonable grounds.
  1. The applicant shall provide a written and sign legal contract of employment to Malvern Hills District Council.
  2. The applicant will provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK typically a copy of their passport.
  3. If it is found that the applicant has any outstanding debts owed to Malvern Hills or Wychavon District Council, then the Council reserves the right to withhold grant payment until such debts are cleared. The Bursary Scheme is being delivered by Malvern Hills District Council and your payment will be made via BACS from Malvern Hills District Council.