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Harrow Council supports over 60 apprentices and local businesses

Harrow Council has announced that it has successfully placed more than 60 apprentices across the borough, helping career development and supporting local businesses.

In a press release, the council highlighted the benefits of their initiative. Through mentorship, guidance, and training, many apprentices have upskilled and moved into permanent roles.

The council has been assisting local businesses by covering the cost of apprenticeship qualifications. Since April 2023, the council has provided £58,000 in funding to help employers.

One notable success includes Cheeky Chums Day Nursery, which received support in September 2023 to fund the training of one of their apprentices to a Level 5: Early Years Lead Practitioner.

Nupur Bahadur, owner of Cheeky Chums said: “As a local business, we have benefited greatly from the apprenticeship program sponsored by the Council. It has allowed us to train and develop our workforce, contributing to the growth and sustainability of our business.”

Cllr Norman Stevenson, Portfolio Holder for Business, Employment and Property said: “I’m delighted with the success of our apprenticeship programme and the positive impact it has had on both individuals and local businesses.

“Not only has it alleviated financial burdens for businesses, it has also ensured skilled workforces that are able to meet the needs of the community.

“Helping local businesses is something I am passionate about. As a Council, we will continue doing all that we can to help boost Harrow’s small businesses.”

To get involved, local businesses can email apprenticeships@harrow.gov.uk to find out more.

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