Advice and support for businesses

Information and resources for local businesses, including a business directory.

Grants and financial help

Apprenticeship grants for business

If you are an employer seeking to develop your business with apprenticeships, you may be able to take advantage of a range of financial incentives now available, including £1,500 for hiring your very first apprentice!

To find out more visit government's dedicated apprenticeship website

Looking for a cost effective way to hire an apprentice or train existing staff? Get details on local apprenticeship opportunities for business at Uxbridge College

Funding for hiring an apprentice

You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training.

The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You pay the levy if you're an employer with a pay bill over ¬£3 million each year.

Find out more funds for employing an apprentice 

Page last updated: 13 Jul 2023