Government announces apprenticeship bursaries for care leavers

The governement has announced that care leavers will receive a £1,000 bursary payment if they choose to do an apprenticeship  The extra financial support will be available for 16- to 24-year-olds starting an apprenticeship after 1 August.

It comes in addition to the £1,000 government provides to both employers and training providers when they take on 16- to 18-year olds or 19- to 24-year-olds who were in care or who have an education, health and care plan.

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