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Employment and apprenticeships


Barratts are developing the former colliery site in Cotgrave by building approximately 440 new homes. Building new homes and bringing new businesses to Cotgrave will mean new jobs and training opportunities for local people. They have pledged to provide jobs and apprenticeships for local people. They will use local businesses for services where possible.

This redevelopment is a chance to build on the work we have already done and make Cotgrave an even better place to live, work and shop.

If you are interested in knowing more about these opportunities please refer to our opportunities in Cotgrave guide.

£1,500 training subsidy for small businesses hiring apprentices

Nottinghamshire County Council is encouraging local firms to employ apprentices by offering a £1,500 training subsidy. The cash, available to small businesses who have never employed an apprentice in the past, is paid in stages. A final payment is available to firms who decide to offer apprentices a full time job on completion of their training.

Contact Nottinghamshire Futures on 0115 960 1597 or email for further information about the subsidy.

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds

Employers that:

  • have up to 1,000 employees;
  • haven’t started an apprentice in the past 12 months; and
  • want to take on an apprentice (or apprentices) aged 16 to 24;

may be able to get a grant of £1,500 per apprentice from the National Apprenticeship Service. The grant has been developed to support business growth by offering young people employment through Apprenticeships.

For more information, see the Apprenticeship Grants for Employers: Employer Fact Sheet.


A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

For more information on eligibility, funding and the business benefits of Traineeships please read the Traineeship: A fact sheet for providers.

You can call 08000 150 600 to get more information and start the process or visit

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