Apprentice drive targets 150 Northamptonshire businesses
Northamptonshire's local enterprise partnership (LEP) has committed to a major apprenticeship drive targeting 150 businesses in the county.
Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership is hoping to encourage the companies to take their first steps towards employing an apprentice.
There will be a particular focus on those who have not recruited an apprentice before.
It is timed to coincide with a government campaign calling on young people to 'Get In. Go Far' by choosing an apprenticeship.
Jo Stewart, jobs brokerage manager at the LEP, said: "It is really important to attract a wide range of opportunities that foster young talent for the sustainability and growth of Northamptonshire businesses and the county's economy as a whole across all key sectors.
"It is also important for businesses to fully understand the benefits, adopt the right approach to find the best candidates and take advantage of all the financial support available."
The LEP will be holding a series of events to explain the benefits of the scheme to companies in the area.