£120k apprenticeships boost for city 

Brighton & Hove City Council is making nearly £120,000 available to local businesses over the next few months to help boost take-up of apprenticeships in the city.

The funding is coming through the apprenticeship levy transfer scheme. It will be available to support eligible employers to take on new apprentices and develop existing employees.

Employers can now put in bids for the money. The deadline for bidding is Wednesday 18 August. The council’s apprenticeships team will allocate the funding from Sept based on the bids received.

Eligible employers will be a non-levy payer based in Brighton & Hove. They must fall into one of the following categories:

  • businesses and other organisations
  • the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector
  • schools in the city that do not pay into the council’s apprenticeship levy.

Employers who apply for apprenticeship funding will be expected to actively support the aims of Brighton & Hove’s City Employment & Skills Recovery Plan.

Alternatively, they will need to show how the levy funding will support:

  • redundant apprentices or progression from kick-start placements; or
  • the recovery of their business from Covid; or 
  • the city’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Apply here for funding, or email apprenticeships@brighton-hove.gov.uk