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College seeks to create 300 new apprenticeship opportunities in 100 days

Weston College has set an ambitious target of achieving 300 apprenticeship opportunities, in just 100 days.

Following the Coronavirus pandemic, youth unemployment has risen by 13%, with a further 785,000 people under 24 on furlough. This campaign is seeking to create brighter futures for young people, businesses and the wider community.

Also, any employer who decides to hire an apprentice between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021, can access Government incentives, of up to £4,000.

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of the Weston College Group, said: “The whole business landscape has been flipped upside down over the last 12 months, and this campaign is seeking to help employers’ access new skills, whilst committing to changing someone’s life.

“One of the most effective ways of bringing a new generation of employees to your company or investing in your current workforce training is through apprenticeships. Our employer network and our learners have benefited hugely from apprenticeships, and we are excited to help even more people improve their lives through this campaign.”

Throughout the campaign, the college will be sharing success stories on social media and encouraging others to support by using #300in100.

Businesses can pledge their support for the campaign and find out more about apprenticeships here.

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