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.  

Apprenticeship support and funding


Apprenticeships are a great way to grow your business:

  • Apprentices improve productivity - 78% of employers say an apprentice has made their business more productive
  • Apprentices stay in the business longer than other recruits - 90% of apprentices stay with the company they train with
  • Apprenticeships are available across all sectors from banking to digital to engineering
  • Apprenticeships are available at a variety of levels from GCSEs (or equivalent) up to degree level
  • Support and funding is available to help you to recruit an apprentice

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 £2,000 when they take on an apprentice aged 16 – 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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Case Study

Microbrewery saves 550,000 pints (of water) and reduces costs
11th May 2018

Microbrewery saves 550,000 pints (of water) and reduces costs

Jolly Sailor Brewery, a family run microbrewery based in Selby, saved money and increased productivity thanks to support from Leeds City Region Ent...

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Business support and finance

Not sure where to start? Don't worry. Just get in touch with our business growth team and we can help you find the right support for your business needs.