Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
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Young Recruits Programme
The Young Recruits Programme is an all Wales programme that provides financial support to employers offering high quality apprenticeship programmes to recruit and train additional young apprentices (16-24 year olds).
What exactly is the Young Recruits Programme?
Targeted support will be made available to create additional opportunities for young people to access quality apprenticeship places. The programme can benefit:
- large employers that already offer high quality apprenticeship programmes who are able to expand their programmes to take on additional learners
- small and medium sized employers working individually or in partnership to offer additional apprenticeship opportunities where there is a need to maintain a highly-skilled workforce for when the economy recovers.
Young Recruits Programme eligibility criteria
All employers must:
- be able to offer (a) full time additional apprenticeship place(s), ie. a minimum of 25 hours including time with the provider
- be paying the appropriate minimum wage for apprentices (or any other National Minimum Wage regulation that may apply)
- be able to evidence payment to their learner with certified copies of wage slips or bank statement.
Without this evidence, we are unable to offer the support.
All learners must:
- be between the ages of 16 and 24 at time of application
- be living and/or working in Wales
- have been employed by the applicant for no longer than 10 weeks at time of application
- be enrolled upon a level 2 or level 3 apprenticeship framework with a Welsh Government-contracted work based learning provider.
What is the financial support?
An enhanced wage subsidy of £3,900 over 52 weeks will be paid to employers, subject to the eligibility criteria and evidential requirements being met (not applicable to the public sector). The wage subsidy will be paid in instalments of £100 for 26 weeks and £50 for the remaining 26 weeks.
To find out more:
Contact your local Work Based Learning Provider or Careers Wales on 0800 100 900.