Apprenticeship support and funding 

Finding the right people isn’t always easy but apprenticeships give you the opportunity to shape your staff in way that’s best for them and best for business. If you’re a small or medium sized business based in Leeds City Region, we can help you find the best route to take on an apprentice. Not, only that but funding may also be is available too.  


Hiring an apprentice is a great way to:

  • Grow your business
  • Train staff in the skills that you and your business need
  • Retain your staff - 90% of apprentices stay with the company they train with
  •  Futureproof your business
  •  Shape your staff and make sure they are the right fit for your busines
  •  Improve productivity - 78% of employers say an apprentice has made their business more productive

Apprenticeships also available at all levels and sectors. 

If you’re not sure where to start, we can help. Call the team on 0113 3481818 or email

Further information 

LEP apprenticeship grant for employers

Businesses in West Yorkshire and York could be eligible for grants of up to £2,500 when they take on an apprentice aged 19 – 24 years old.

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Apprenticeship reforms 2017/18

The Government is introducing some changes to encourage more businesses to recruit apprentices. Make sure you’re prepared.

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To find out more about the support and funding that is available to help you to recruit an apprentice, you can contact our business growth team here at the LEP on 0113 3481818 or email

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