There are currently a lot of young people who have left academic studies and are looking for employment – and the employer incentive grant has never been better.

If your organisation is experiencing labour shortages, new entrants may be the answer. You will need to commit to training and provide close supervision in the first few months, but once those individuals have started to learn, they will become more and more useful to your organisation.

The National Apprenticeship Services how-to videos are great and the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) can help recruit apprentices and find training providers, if you would like to discuss your options please call FIS on 0121 707 0077 or email