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August 2013

Apprenticeship campaign ready to get underway

apprenticeshipsSkills and employment partners in the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area will next week launch a campaign to promote awareness among employers about the benefits of using Apprenticeship Grants for Employers (AGE).

The GBSLEP received over 3,500 AGE allocations as part of its City Deal last year.
This means employers could receive grants of £1,500 to take on apprentices aged 16 to 24. The 100-day campaign aims to encourage employers to take advantage of the 2,000 AGEs still up for grabs. Read more >

Alan VolkaertsGBSLEP Blog: Alan Volkaerts

As the GBSLEP prepares to launch the 100-day AGE campaign, Alan Volkaerts, GBSLEP Board Director with responsibility for employment and skills, looks at how apprenticeships can help support the delivery of the Skills for Growth plan.

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Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme (GBSCP) is now open for applications

green bridgeThe second round of the £20 million Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme (GBSCP) is now open for applications. Green Bridge offers grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to companies that operate within the green sector or seeking to diversify or set up into this sector, such as renewable energy, low carbon, building technologies, manufacturing, transport and logistics. The first round of Green Bridge saw bids of more than £4.5 million received. Read more >

GBSLEP Recruitment

The GBSLEP is looking for three talented and enthusiastic individuals to support the Board to achieve the targets of the Strategy for Growth and maintain our position at the forefront of the national LEP movement. Focusing on project management; communications and engagement; and professional, policy and administrative support, the three successful applicants will have a key role to play in driving forward this exciting agenda.

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