Walsall Works is aimed at helping eligible employers to offer employment through an apprenticeship programme, by providing them a financial incentive payment towards wages to assist employers in recruiting apprentices.
Since 2012, Walsall Works have provided over 650 grants to Walsall businesses taking on local young people.
These financial incentives are to unlock new apprenticeships in businesses with fewer than 250 staff that work in our ‘growth sectors’ of Manufacturing and Engineering, Construction and Environmental Technologies, Financial and Business Services, Creative and Digital Services, Health and Social Care and Logistics.
We are looking to engage with training providers who have an approximate success rate of 75%. This will be measured on assessing the success rate in the Sector in which the training provider is wishing to the deliver the apprenticeship framework.
We are aiming to engage with all training providers who are based or who can deliver apprenticeship standards in the Walsall borough. Only training providers on the Register of Apprentice Training Providers (RoATP) will be eligible to deliver as part of the Walsall Works programme.
Quality assured training providers will be responsible for processing payments to employers. Employers will receive the incentive in three payments.
In order to make a payment you will have to be registered on Walsall Council’s supplier list. This is a short process that will be managed by us and will take place once you have signed an agreement.
There is no limit on the number of young people you can place into apprenticeship opportunities. You will only receive the incentive payment for those young people and employers who are eligible for the programme.
To register your interest in becoming a Walsall Works training provider, contact the Walsall Works team on 01922 654353 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org