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Employers in Bedfordshire, Northants, Herts and Bucks who are confused by the blizzard of information about funding available for the training of their workforce and new employees, can seek clarity and signposting via The Bedford College Group.

As the regions’s No 1 provider of work-related training, including that funded by a wide range of government organisations, the Group can help businesses find the best route to source much needed support.

This ranges from Apprenticeships to the Kickstart scheme.

Apprentices Don’t miss out on £2,000 on each new apprentice (aged under 25) and £1,500 for any over 25 hired before January 31st 2021

This is in addition to the existing £1,000 payment the Govt already provides,  AND benefit of no

NI Employer contributions payable on those under 25.

The Bedford College Group has apprenticeship candidates ready to join your organisation.


Kickstart can be accessed via the Chambers of Commerce.

This element of the scheme is aimed at organisations looking to take on fewer than 30 young people.

It offers 100% of National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, six-month work placements for people aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit. It also offers £1,500 per job placement for set-up costs.

It will initially prioritise young people via Jobcentre Plus


Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire


Northants and Milton Keynes 

Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: (01908) 547820




Traineeships £1,000

Additional funding has been provided for traineeships to fund high quality work placements and training for 16-24-year-olds. The government will also fund employers up to £1,000 for providing trainees with work experience.

It is planned for funding to be available for 19-24-year-olds traineeships.

T Level Employer Support Fund

This scheme aims to help employers offer a student valuable work placement. Up to £750 per student is available. The college will have up to £252,000 available to support employers taking part in the scheme.