Grow Somerset Talent

Cheque PresentationThe Grow Somerset Talent Challenge is a collaboration between seven county wide apprenticeship training providers who through cooperation aim to maximise the grants which are made available to Somerset business who engage with the apprenticeship initiative. A grant of £1,500 is paid (terms and conditions apply) per apprentice to certain companies and to date £410,000 has been introduced into the local economy. The group aim is to reach £1,000,000 by the end of 2013.

This campaign follows on from the original 100 Day Apprenticeship Challenge which came to a close in the late spring where we worked with the same training providers, exceeded all expectations and achieved 515 new apprenticeship places in Somerset; the goal was 100!

The College is always pleased to hear from businesses who may be interested in securing an apprentice to work with them. In the first instance please email cmacriner@strode-college.ac.uk, or ring Cheryl on 01458 844553.

We are always happy to talk- please call 01458 844476 or email Graham Knight at gknight@strode-college.ac.uk for more details!