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BIFA welcomes apprentice funding

[ April 12, 2021   //   ]

BIFA has welcomed increased government incentive payments for  companies that hire new apprentices. Employers will now receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who join their organisation from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s Executive Director, who has management responsibility for BIFA’s training and development services, says: “The latest increase in funding support is a further reason for our members to consider the apprenticeship pathway as a means of adding fresh talent to the industry.”

Having been actively involved in the creation of an International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship, BIFA is committed to promoting its availability.

Hobbis adds: “Given the much publicised shortage within the sector of staff with Customs processing knowledge, we are reminding members that whilst there are ten apprenticeship standards in the transport and logistics sector, the International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship is the only one with Customs as a mandatory module.”