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Funding available in Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Cambridgeshire and the SE of England

A large investment of time, budget and resource is needed for a major construction project hence companies want to reduce their costs where they can. The level of investment required is high and the quality of the work to complete the project is demanding. Companies need to ensure that their workers have the experience and qualifications they need and are certified to the appropriate standard to succeed in their roles and help make their construction projects a success.

At Geason Training, our expertise is in up-skilling employees in the construction industry while helping companies manage the costs of training. We have the perfect opportunity for employers to take advantage of the European Social Fund (ESF) which provides funding for training, enabling businesses to increase the skills and qualifications of their workforce, improve productivity and help ensure business growth. The funding is available for a limited time only and is available for fully funded Level 2 NVQ’s in:

* Insulation Disciplines

* Bricklaying (Trowel Occupations)

* Painting & Decorating

These qualifications can be delivered through on site assessments by Geason Training trainers to those working in the construction industry in North Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Cambridgeshire and the South East of England (excluding Greater London).

Upon completion of their qualification, all learners will become eligible for a Blue CSCS skilled workers card. In addition companies paying the CITB Levy also have the opportunity to claim a Vocational Qualification achievement grant of £400 – £488 per completed NVQ.

To take advantage of this funding opportunity now please contact our funding experts on 0330 088 9596.

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Who can become an Apprentice?

It is a common misconception that an apprentice must be aged 16-25, this is simply false. Yes, most apprentices are aged 16-25, however, the Apprenticeship Levy funding does not restrict you to hire an apprentice within this age category. Funding allows you to train anyone over the age of 16 – with no upper age limit in place. Apprenticeships are not only for the young, mature apprentices play a vital role within the construction industry by bringing experience and commitment to the industry as well as guiding the younger apprentices, this has been recognised by the rising number of older workers undertaking apprenticeships. Apprenticeships operate in the same fashion, regardless of age. We currently have apprentices completing programmes ranging from the age of 16 to 72 years old.

Another misconception is that apprentices must be ‘new starters’. Again, this is untrue. The funding that your business claims can be used to train and up-skill existing staff via an apprenticeship. It is up to you, the employer, to choose whether you would like to hire new, less-experienced team members or to fund further development within your existing workforce. This allows you to train a new employee to suit your specific business needs and/or to help an existing team member climb up the ladder of their career, becoming further qualified and more capable of a higher role.

To conclude, an apprentice can be anyone over the age of 16, from any background and have any or no previous qualifications/experience. We at Geason Training offer a range of apprenticeship programmes from Level 2 NVQ to Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship standards, covering a variety of construction courses. Phone our expert team today on 0330 088 9596 for more information.

We have funding for NVQ Level 2 in various Insulation disciplines- Contact us now!

We have funding available for the NVQ Level 2 in Insulation & Building Treatments, NVQ Level 2 in Loft Insulation & Cavity Walling, NVQ Level 2 in Internal/External Wall Boarder/Finisher and NVQ Level 2 in Curtain Walling.

Areas of funding for these programmes include:

Craven
East Riding
Hambleton
Harrogate
Richmondshire
Ryedale
Scarborough
Selby
York
The European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to:

Improve employment opportunities in the EU, in doing so, helping to raise standards of living;
Help people get better skills to increase their job prospects;
Help equip the workforce with the skills businesses require in a competitive, global market.
Contact our team on 0330 088 9596 or 07969444337 for further information. Alternatively you can send an email to opportunities@geason.co.uk.

Interested in the NVQ Level 2 in Bricklaying? We have funding now available!

As part of the European Social Fund opportunity development programme, we now have funding available for the NVQ Level 2 in Bricklaying in the following areas:

  • Cannock Chase                          
  • Cheltenham
  • Cotswold
  • Coventry
  • East Staffordshire                    
  • Forest of Dean
  • Gloucester                                  
  • Lichfield
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme          
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth
  • Rugby                                          
  • South Staffordshire
  • Stafford                                        
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-On-Trent                          
  • Stratford-on-Avon
  • Stroud                                          
  • Tamworth
  • Tewkesbury                                 
  • Warwick

The European Social Fund (ESF) was set up to:

  • Improve employment opportunities in the EU, in doing so, helping to raise standards of living;
  • Help people get better skills to increase their job prospects;
  • Help equip the workforce with the skills businesses require in a competitive, global market.

Contact our team on 0330 088 9596 or 07969444337 for further information. Alternatively you can send an email to opportunities@geason.co.uk.