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Supporting the trades by fully funding apprentices

Get on the tools with funding to cover apprenticeship training

We have pledged £1 million to support the trades by funding trade apprentices through the Government’s Transfer to Transform* programme. 

We’ve already fully funded 60 apprentices in England, across 45 businesses, supporting a variety of trades including carpentry, scaffolding, painting and decorating, plumbing, and electricians amongst others. We’ve got a further £650,000 to fully fund around another 120 apprentices. This presents a great opportunity for our TradePoint members to obtain the funding to cover the cost of training a new apprentice or upskilling themselves or an employee.

Let's build a better balance - our commitment to women trade professionals

 As part of this pledge, we also want to empower more women to get on the tools. Only 2% of UK tradespeople are women, so we’re taking further steps to help change this. We’re committing to uncovering the barriers preventing women from entering trade professions through in-depth research, understanding how the sector can better target and recruit an untapped workforce. And we want to support as many women as possible through our apprenticeships too.

How to apply for apprenticeship funding

To make the funding process as simple as possible for all applications, we are working with Transfer to Transform hubs around the country. Once they have received an application, they share it with us to confirm we are willing to provide the funding.

We’d love to see more of our TradePoint members apply for our funding and over the coming months, you’ll be seeing more information about the funding scheme in store. 

Interested in securing funding for an apprenticeship for yourself or for an employee?

Find out more from the list of regional partners around the country in the list below: 

Solent Business and Skills Solutions

Oxfordshire LEP 

Apprenticeships Norfolk Levy Support Scheme 

Western Training Provider Network - West of England 

Workwhile – London 

Shared Apprenticeships - Cornwall Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire, West of England 

Apprenticeships Suffolk 

Yorkshire Apprenticeship Service 

*Please note the Transfer to Transform funding scheme is currently only available to apprentices in England