As many will now be aware, this £450,000 fund, which is being managed by AELP on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), aims to support young people who have struggled to get onto an apprenticeship through the government’s Apprenticeship Vacancy service. The deadline for bids is now only 10 days away!
Training organisations are being invited to bid to run projects around the country designed to increase the quality and success rate of applications for apprenticeship vacancies made by young people between the ages of 16-20. Of most interest will be projects that impact directly on learners and employers utilising the AV system, although the AASF will also consider projects that incidentally affect wider apprenticeship applications. Projects in priority occupational areas to engage hard to reach and disengaged groups of learners and new employer links will also be of particular interest.
For further information, and to download an application form, visit the AASF webpage, where you will also be able to find a recently updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
The deadline for receipt of completed bids is midday, 1 October 2012 and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries regarding the AASF can be directed to email@example.com.