SNIPEF welcomes apprentice funding for employers

SNIPEF, the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation, has welcomed the new Apprentice Recovery Package from Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy…

The initiative will fund apprenticeships, for new apprentices, those who have been made redundant as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and those returning from furlough, with up to £3,750 of financial support per apprentice.

Fiona Hodgson, Chief Executive of SNIPEF, said, “This is excellent news for our members in Northern Ireland and we warmly welcome the initiative of the Province’s Department for the Economy. Everyone understands the importance of recruiting and developing apprentices since the future of the plumbing and heating sector depends upon them.

“We applaud the introduction of this incentive, not only in its aim of recruiting new apprentices but also in supporting those who have been made redundant through no fault of their own and deserve a further opportunity to complete their course of learning.”

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