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There’s never been a better time to take on an apprentice

Richard Huish College, in Taunton, is encouraging employers to take full advantage of a new government incentive scheme that sees businesses receive funds if they take on an apprentice between now and January 2021.

The Huish apprenticeship team works with employers to create bespoke training schemes for Apprentices to build the precise skills their business needs and fill industry skill gaps. The long-term benefit of investing in an apprentice is they are honed for the specific business and, with entry level and higher degree qualifications available, employees can be tailored to each business throughout the longevity of their career. Huish offers many different apprenticeships across multiple sectors and industries.

Under a new temporary Government scheme, those who hire an apprentice under the age of 25 will receive an extra £2,000 on top of the existing £1,000 payment which the Government awards businesses which take on apprentices age 16-18. Employers will receive £1,500 incentive for any apprentices hired over the age of 25.

Huish Apprenticeships offers support to businesses, from accessing Government incentives, selecting the right apprenticeships, recruiting candidates and developing existing members of staff.

More information is available from David Roberts, Employer and Business Development Coordinator on, 01823 320883 or visit

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