Apprentice funding available

Did you know the Government provides a funding incentive to employers who recruit an apprentice? 

The recently announced second wave of the incentive is open until 31 January 2022 for employers who have recruited a new apprentice with a start date between 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022.

So what do you get from this incentive? 

  • New apprentices aged 16-18 attract government support of £4,000
  • New apprentices aged 19 and over attract government support of £3,000

You can read our Employer Apprenticeship Information booklet, call 0117 312 5250 or email

Apprenticeship funding

Supporting employers and businesses

We were shortlisted for the AAC Construction Provider of the Year 2021, and ranked 14th in Rate My Apprenticeship’s Top 50 Training Providers 2020-2021.

You can also read our case studies to hear about the successful business partnerships we have formed with employers.

We are here to answer your questions and talk to you about how we can support your business. You can speak to our Partnerships and Enterprise Team by calling 0117 312 5250, or get in touch via our Contact Us page.

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Industry placements and work related activity

Industry placements are a mandatory element of all courses offered at City of Bristol College. We have strong relationships with many employers in the South West, which benefits both our students and local businesses.

We have prepared the fact sheet below providing further information about how employers can work with us. Contact details for our Work Placement Co-ordinator are included.

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How can we help?

We’ll work with you to develop training programmes tailored to your business needs. Some ways we can help you reach your goals include:

  • through hiring an apprentice or placement student
  • by providing professional development training
  • by helping your staff gain technical or specialist skills
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Give your workforce new skills

We can give your staff up-to-date knowledge and specialist technical skills. We can also help them develop transferable skills so they can reach their potential within your business.

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Where to find us