GQA Qualifications Blog

Thursday 22 September 2011

GQA Centre Works with County Council on Apprentice Initiative

GQA Approved Centre, IWA, is working with Essex County Council on an initiative that will see apprentice wages majority funded in the first year to encourage employers to invest in apprentices.

Jim Wilkinson, Skills Manager for Essex County Council said: “Essex County Council identified a number of specific industry sectors that were key to economic growth in the county, and through the overall pledge to support over 1000 new apprenticeships in Essex, looked to address those with help in employing young people. Thanks to the work of a number of local training providers, we have been able to support 130 new apprenticeships. The scheme has proved a real success.”