first_imgThe baking industry could benefit from new government plans to make over £10m of funding available to businesses, with the launch of a trial to develop Apprenticeship Expan-sion Programmes.The trials will be delivered through the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and funding of £10m will be available over the next three years, to large businesses and groups of small and medium-sized businesses, which currently run high-quality apprenticeships. It is hoped this will increase the number of apprenticeship vacancies available.”Given the current economic slowdown, it is important that companies continue training their staff to maintain produc- tivity and a competitive edge,” said David Way, national director of apprenticeships.Interested bakeries should contact the LSC on tel: 024 7682 3668 or visit [http://www.lsc.gov.uk]. The deadline for expressions of interest is 16 January, 2009.last_img

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