FINANCIAL GRANT – ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS
The aim of this scheme is to help support companies who may not previously have experience of employing an apprentice and this will help to ensure that the process is not daunting.
Overview Engineering Apprentice Award: PPMA BEST will offer a grant to a sponsoring company taking on an apprentice to help toward the cost of set up and advice. A grant to the apprentice will also be available. Apprentices must be paid at least UK minimum wage for those over 21. Employment of the apprentice will count as the sponsoring company contribution.
MATCH FUNDED – ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE BURSARIES
The aim of this scheme is to help encourage and support undergraduates in relevant disciplines to develop the skills and experience they need to address the shortages in our industries. This scheme encourages existing employees to embark on part-time undergraduate courses.
Overview Engineering Undergraduate Bursaries: An award to be claimed in equal parts over the term of a suitable graduate course, paid 50/50 shared between PPMA BEST and the sponsoring company. The company offers the graduate employment for a number of weeks each year. Students must be paid at least the UK minimum wage for those over 21.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHS (STEM) DAYS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
These interactive one-day workshops in secondary schools are designed to raise awareness of study options and careers in STEM.
It involves a design and build project which helps to stimulate problem solving. The sponsoring companies employees can be involved with the STEM days and engage with potential engineers of the future. The overall aim is to inspire and support a pipeline of students into further study or employment as an apprentice or undergraduate..
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRESSION GRANT
PPMA will offer a grant to purchase equipment for current apprentices who are progressing to a higher or degree level apprenticeship