Cash in on becoming apprentice - The Evesham Observer

Cash in on becoming apprentice

Evesham Editorial 8th Apr, 2023   0

COUNTY residents are set to receive a £500 incentive to sign up to an apprenticeship with the launch of a new scheme spearheaded by Worcestershire County Council.

Alongside the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP), the council has launched the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Account (WA Account) and Bursary.

It offers residents, aged 16 to 24 the opportunity to receive free funding to use on clothing, travel, tools, and equipment needed to complete their apprenticeship.

The bursary, backed by open4business is exclusively available to people living in Worcestershire who apply and obtain their apprenticeship through the new WA Account.

Judy Gibbs, head of skills and investment at Worcestershire County Council said: “This is a fantastic scheme which can make a huge difference to residents right across the county.

“With the WA Account, you can sign up, choose the apprenticeship they’re interested in, submit an expression of interest and once they secure and confirm it, they’ll get £250 upfront to spend on their apprenticeship.

“They can then use the remaining £250 to be reimbursed for other apprenticeship expenses.

For more details on the scheme, and to sign up for a WA Account, visit the Worcestershire Apprenticeship website at


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