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Apprenticeship Opportunities in Knowsley

11th November 2022

Big news for anybody living in the Knowsley area! Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council has announced crucial grant funding for employers to take on an apprentice – ideal for those looking to start their scaffolding or construction career or employers looking to strengthen their workforce.

Apprenticeship opportunities in Knowsley

The grant will provide employers with £4,500 for each apprentice, paid at £500 per month for the first 9 months of the individual’s apprenticeship. Employers will be required to ensure the following:

  • The apprentice must be a resident of the Knowsley area
  • National Minimum Wage must be adhered to by the apprentice’s age (not the government apprentice rate)
  • The employer must commit to the length of the apprenticeship standard outlined by the training provider
  • Contracts must be a minimum of 30 hours per week (to include a study day/ 20% off the job training)

Employers will be allocated a Mentor by the Council who will regularly monitor the progress of the apprentice and their supervisor.

If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice in the Knowsley area, job descriptions can be sent to

Here at SIMIAN, we have had some huge apprenticeship achievements, and have welcomed many scaffolding and construction professionals into the industry with the precise training necessary to a successful career, and we look forward to supporting apprentices through this new grant.

If you would like to find out more about SIMIAN’s apprenticeship schemes, contact our team today on 0345 602 2418 or email