Back the future by investing in a local apprentice

Date published: 07 February 2024

Rochdale Training is appealing to local employers to join its apprentice pledge 2024 campaign and recruit an apprentice in 2024.

Invest in the future of your business by hiring an apprentice and developing new talent. With a focus on practical, on-the-job training, apprenticeships can help your business stay competitive and drive growth.

Key employer benefits include:

  • Free recruitment service (all year round)
  • Access up to 100% government funding for training
  • £1,000 cash grants available*
  • Develop a loyal and motivated workforce, with higher staff retention rates
  • Build a stronger, more competitive business with a skilled and versatile team
  • Access the workforce training funding – up to £20,000**
  • Free silver membership – access to discounts and free courses

Jill Nagy, chief executive at Rochdale Training said: “We are proud of the employers who design, supply, engineer, build and manufacture in Greater Manchester. We want to support business growth with apprentices who are eager to learn. Over the coming months, hundreds of young sons and daughters will be looking for their first steps on the career ladder. In 2023, employers recruited over 300 new apprentices with us. I hope we can future-proof your business with an apprentice in 2024.”

Take a look at Rochdale Training's new 2024 Guide to Apprenticeships via this link:

Join the campaign by contacting us on 01706 631417 or

*Grants are available to employers who recruit apprentices aged between 16-18.
**Workforce funding is available to Greater Manchester employers and is subject to employee eligibility.

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