Looking to recruit an apprentice? Grants available for summer recruitment

Knowsley Council has funding for employers to recruit an apprentice. The value of the grant is £4,500 per apprentice, which is paid at £500 per month for the first 9 months of the apprenticeship.

To be eligible for the scheme:

  • The apprentice must be aged 16 to 24 and be a Knowsley resident (proof of address maybe required)
  • Employer must pay National Minimum Wage for age (not government apprentice rate)
  • Employer must commit to the length of the apprenticeship to be discussed with the college/training provider.
  • Employment contract must be a minimum of 30 hours per week including study day which includes 20% off the job training.
  • You will be allocated a Mentor who will require regular access to the apprentice and their supervisor to monitor progress to help sustain employment. Apprentice review usually take place every 4/6 weeks.


If you would like to start the process, please send a completed job description to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Job descriptions must be submitted by the 6th May 2022.

If you have any queries, please contact The Knowsley Apprenticeship Team on 07919 298 535 or 07824 372 205.