Employer Funding

The team at Northern Skills Group are on hand to discuss any available funding options for your business and support you with eligibility criteria along with how to apply. Funding may be available to support the cost of your apprentice’s training and their salary.

Tees Valley Age Grant 

The Tees Valley Grant for Employers (TVAGE) is a grant for SMEs in the Tees Valley area who are employing an apprentice aged 16-24. To receive the grant employers will be required to employ an apprentice for the duration of their apprenticeship training (minimum 12 months) and pay at least the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage.

April - July 2017 Apprenticeship Starts

TVAGE grants will still be offered under the present grant scheme for January - March 2017 starts. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will continue to receive a £1,500 support payment per apprentice (in line with the National AGE grant programme). In addition to this, a payment of £1,000 will be paid for apprenticeships which make a specific contribution to the delivery of the Tees Valley's Strategic Economic Plan.


Applicable Apprenticeships

  • Construction
  • Design
  • Digital and ICT
  • Engineering
The current TVAGE funding grant is available to employers until 31st July 2017.

To find out more about the grant and find discuss your eligibility, speak with a member of our Business Advice team on 03453 40 40 40  or contact us online.

Skills Support for the Workforce

Available to businesses with fewer than 250 employees, this support is designed to help individuals up-skill and improve their knowledge or for employees who need to fill a skills gap. Through the Skills Support for the Workforce Grant Northern Skills Group can offer you and your workforce a complete and tailored training solution aligned to your individual business needs.

To find out more about how Northern Skills Group can help access this grant or to discuss other funding available, contact us online or speak with a member of our team on 03453 40 40 40.

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