A Worcestershire-based organisation which supports apprentices and companies who take them on has tweeted their support of an additional bonus for companies when they hire an apprentice.

In Rishi Sunak’s second budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer he made supporting apprenticeships a key feature. He announced that businesses who take on apprentices will receive a bonus of £3000 to help with the costs of hiring and training. £126 million was also allocated to creating traineeships which will further contribute to growing skills in Worcester.

The measure has already been welcomed as a boost for Worcester.

Worcester Apprentices tweeted:

“£3000 incentive payment for employers taking on a apprentice of any age has got to be good news for #apprenticeships need some advice? We are here to help.”

Worcester MP Robin Walker said:

“I recently met with a number of companies who take on apprentices in Worcester and the wider area and I made it crystal clear that apprentices provide immense value to our local economy, while helping boost skills in our area.

“Today’s announcement will no doubt be welcomed by businesses who take on apprentices, and those who are thinking about it are welcome to contact my team who will be able to put them in touch with the right people to help them benefit from this measure.”