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Celebrating apprentice week

Published on Thursday, 8th March 2018

Apprentice week - Apprentice Matthew Cook at work with Alan Petch at Angrovepark in Great Ayton – one of the businesses helped by the Hambleton scheme.

A scheme that has seen more than 130 young people taken on as apprentices across Hambleton is celebrating its sixth year by joining forces with local schools.

The District Council’s apprentice scheme provides grant aid to small Hambleton based businesses to help create new opportunities for a 16 to 24 year old living in Hambleton.

And as part of National Apprentice Week (March 5-9) schools are now promoting apprenticeship opportunities to students leaving schools and colleges from this summer – with career advisors in all schools and colleges keen to hear from prospective employers.

The Hambleton scheme was launched in 2012 and has so far helped 134 apprentices – in everything from office and construction jobs to farming and electricians.

The grant is given to support small businesses with priority given to those that employ less than 20 employees and have been trading for at least three months - the apprenticeship must be for at least one year with the apprentice working for at least 30 hours a week. The wage subsidy is £2,000.

Contact the schools on: 

Stokesley School:

Northallerton School and 6th Form College:

Bedale High School:

Easingwold School and 6th Form College: or

Thirsk School and 6th Form College: or


For more information on the Hambleton scheme check out or contact Roz Caligari on or 01609 767058.