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Ford awarded extra funding for apprenticeships

The Ford Masters Apprenticeship Programme (FMAP) has been named as one of 16 programmes to be awarded government funding to provide more apprenticeship places.

Ford has secured funding for an additional 300 learners under the Apprenticeship Expansion Programme (AEP).

Mike Willis, Principal of the Ford College of Daventry, said: “We are extremely pleased that our training programme has been recognised with the award of extra funding to make new apprenticeship places available to the Ford Dealer network.

“The extra funding we have been awarded is testimony to the dedication Ford has to providing learning opportunities and we are proud to be one of only six automotive manufacturers to receive this boost.”

The £11 million initiative, launched by the government is part of a new approach to help employers train skilled workers. Through the AEP, the government has awarded funding to 16 businesses that have a track record in delivering quality apprenticeships to train 3,000 new apprentices across England over the next two years.

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