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22/11/2013
New Level 3 Apprentice Wage Subsidy launched

The Black Country Skills Factory has launched a new Apprentice Wage Subsidy for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country who commence a Level 3 apprenticeship from the New Year.

To address the skills shortages in the HVM sector, the Skills Factory is looking to increase the number of engineering apprentices at Level 3.

The new Wage Subsidy is an extension of the current scheme, and will offer £1,250 to Black Country SME’s where an existing Level 2 apprentice progresses to an engineering apprenticeship at Level 3 after 1st January 2014.

The Subsidy, which aims to provide some compensation to employers for the time spent at college, is available at one per company (terms and conditions apply).

For further information and to see if your company is eligible for the Level 3 Apprentice Wage Subsidy, please contact:  

• PROJECT DIRECTOR: Colin Parker - 07944 268709 Colin_Parker@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk 

• DELIVERY OFFICER: Jacki Lakin - 07944 268712 jacki_lakin@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk 

The Black Country Skills Factory is an employer-led project supported by government funding whose aim is to address the skills shortages in the HVM sector in the Black Country, the only scheme of this kind across the UK to focus specifically on the HVM sector.

For further information on the Black Country Skills Factory visit: www.blackcountryskillsfactory.co.uk 


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