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Apprenticeship Support Programme

Work & Income

The Apprenticeship Support Programme is a cross-agency government response to help employers retain and bring on new apprentices, including Mana in Mahi participants, while dealing with the effects of COVID-19.

Employers and businesses will be able to access support from either Apprenticeship Boost, Mana in Mahi, or the Regional Apprenticeships Initiative. The Group Training Schemes which some employers are part of will also receive additional support.

The Apprenticeship Support Programme is delivered from a number of government agencies and includes:

·        the new Apprenticeship Boost, to help employers keep and take on new apprentices in their first two years of training

·        an expansion to MSD's Mana in Mahi programme to help people who need additional support to gain long-term work and a formal industry qualification, and better support the employers investing in them

·        support for seven existing Group Training Schemes to help them continue to employ some 1,700 apprentices and trainees

·        the new Regional Apprenticeships Initiative, funded through the Provincial Growth Fund, which will support employers in the regions to take up new apprentices.



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