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Celebration as Apprenticeship Growth Service reaches 150 starts

With the continued support of businesses across Greater Manchester, The Apprenticeship Growth Service is pleased to announce we have recently hit a milestone of 150 apprenticeships starts to date.

The Apprenticeship Growth Service (AGS) is delivered by the Business Growth Hub and The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, with the purpose of Stimulating Employer Demand for Apprenticeships (SEDA). The project is delivered on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

The project began in January and over which time; we have successfully supported 650 SME’s in Greater Manchester, helping them to construct an effective workforce development plan so they are able to highlight any skills gaps or need for up-skilling across the business. From there, our advisors are on-hand to support in fulfilling a business’s aims and objectives.

Our free and impartial service provides employers with the latest knowledge and up-to-date apprenticeship information, as well as end-to-end service for those who choose to take on an apprentice.

The Business Growth Hub came in to help us develop a workforce development plan that helped us to focus on taking a more strategic and long-term approach to our apprenticeship programme. We’re now taking a minimum of two new apprentices on each year, in either accountancy or business administration.

Adam Rhodes, Bennett Verby LLP

Find out more on AGS and the support available to SMES

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