Seetec Outsource, the largest employee-owned provider of training and skills in the UK, today responds to the UK Chancellor’s package of measures to support businesses to create opportunities for young people and the unemployed.

In his summer statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced measures to boost skills training and help businesses fund jobs for young people. This included announcing payments of £2,000 to businesses for each new apprenticeship position they create between now and January 2021. Mr Sunak also pledged to triple traineeships with a £1,000 bonus payment to firms for each new work experience placement they offer.

Managing director for Seetec Outsource, Neil Bates, said:

“The Chancellor’s announcement today is welcome news for young people and for businesses. It will see more young people accessing the first rung of their career ladder, equipped with new skills and valuable on-the-job experience. Traineeships and apprenticeships enable young people to successfully enter the job market and help business secure the next generation of talent increasing both their capacity and productivity.

“We already support around 3,000 apprentices and trainees each year. We’re looking forward to supporting more young people, businesses and empowering communities to unlock potential and build back better after the pandemic. Seetec Outsource is committed to playing a full part in this vitally important task.”