Apprentices in business

Business bosses in Derbyshire are being invited to events offering grants of £2,500 to help them take on apprentices.

A county council apprenticeship drive, aimed at creating 700 positions over the next four years, has been launched with Chesterfield College. Businesses employing less than 50 employees can apply for an Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE). The young person must be aged 16 or 17 and not in education, employment or training.

An information event will take place on Tuesday, January 31 at Ripley Town Hall, from 9am to 11am.

For more information call 01246 500 500 ext 4291.