Get help funding your apprenticeship
New grants have been made available to encourage young people across the Malvern Hills District to enrol in an apprenticeship.
The Apprenticeship Bursary, funded by Malvern Hills District Council, offers apprentices the chance to claim:
- Maximum of £50 per month for up to 12 months for travel expenses
- One-off grant payment with a maximum value of £75 for clothing
- One-off grant payment with a maximum value of £100 for tools or equipment
The bursary is available to apprentices who live within the Malvern Hills District, receive at least a minimum wage salary, travel to or from a difficult to access location and can demonstrate the money will enable them to take up and complete their apprenticeship.
Chris Skilton, who is currently training for his Level 3 Infrastructure Technician course with LMPQ in Birmingham, said: "The bursary provided by Malvern Hills District Council has been an enormous help to me and my studies, allowing me to focus completely on my development without having to worry about the costs of travel. This year has provided many challenges, so having this peace of mind has been very reassuring".
Cllr Sarah Rouse, Portfolio Holder for Tourism and Economic Development, said: "There are many benefits to taking on an apprenticeship, not only do you learn a skill but you gain essential work experience whilst getting paid. The Apprenticeship Bursary is another benefit and during these difficult times, we want to support as many young people as possible to get a career they will enjoy".