Employing an apprentice is really cost effective and you can apply for grants while giving a young person their first opportunity into employment.

There are a couple of websites that can help you with this. 

Kent County Council Apprenticeship Scheme

Kent Training and Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Service

Higher and further education business support

Local higher education and further education universities and colleges can provide specialist business support, including graduate placements, apprenticeships, research and development, and knowledge transfer and networking services. 

Gravesham has four universities within a 20 minute drive of the town at Medway and has North West College main campus located in Gravesend.

Medway Campus University of Kent - Enterprise Team

Phone: 01227 82 73 76


Greenwich University - Enterprise Team

Phone: 020 8331 7867


Canterbury Christchurch University - Enterprise Team

Phone: 01227 78 21 96

University for the Creative Arts - Research and Enterprise

Phone: 01227 817 384