Grants & Bursaries

We offer several grants and bursaries to help make recruiting an engineering apprentice, or supporting your employees through full- or part-time study courses, more accessible. We also offer financial support for apprentices to aid their intermediate and advantaged practical education programmes. Priority is given to non-levy paying companies.  

Browse our various PPMA BEST grants and bursaries to check your eligibility.

Apprenticeship Grant

A PPMA BEST grant is available to non-levy paying employers recruiting their first engineering apprentice.

Apprenticeship Progression Grant

A PPMA BEST grant is available for apprentices, progressing to a higher or degree-level apprenticeship, to purchase equipment.

Higher National Certificate & Diploma Bursary

A 50/50 match-funded bursary, shared between PPMA BEST and the sponsorship company, to help employees with part-time HNC/HND courses.

Undergraduate Bursary

A match-funded bursary, shared between PPMA BEST and the sponsorship company, to cover the graduate course.

Grant Jamieson Engineering Scholarship

An annual grant awarded by PPMA BEST to an outstanding individual who has shown both interest and potential in a field of engineering relevant to PPMA member businesses

Apprenticeships’ Progression Charts

Infographic to show the progression from intermediate and advanced apprenticeships, onto even higher / degree apprenticeships (in England, Wales and Scotland).