How it works

We discuss your business's needs, then recommend and implement a solution. We know how busy you are so we deal with the funding and the paperwork.

Katrina Shawcross | Business Development Manager

Damar is here to help you develop your workforce to benefit your business. We do this through:

  • Apprenticeship programmes
  • Workforce development and training

If your business employs (or is looking to employ) office or customer service staff then we can add value to your organisation.

Offering apprenticeships with Damar helps you to:

  • Improve productivity.
  • Recruit bright, ambitious staff.
  • Improve staff retention.
  • Comply with best practice.

The range of qualifications that we offer is growing rapidly. However, most of our apprentices work in an office or customer service environment, from entry level positions right through to management or technical roles.

Our training staff all have relevant teaching qualifications. Importantly, though, they have all worked in similar roles to those of your staff.

We value the employers that we work with. We have customers that have been returning to us for over 30 years and we celebrate their success as well as that of their students. In addition to the news items on our website, we are always happy to put you in touch with existing customers so that you can find out, first hand, how they have benefited from apprenticeships.


Whether you are looking to upskill your staff or expand your team with an apprentice, Damar Training will help you to access government funding available to cover the training costs.

If your annual wage bill is over £3 million, the cost of training will be funded by your apprenticeship levy. We can help you to navigate your Apprenticeship Service account to access this funding.

If your wage bill is below the £3 million threshold, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) covers 95-100% of the training costs. The level of funding available is determined by the size of your business and the age of the apprentice.


Size of business Age of apprentice Funding available*
Less than 50 employees Aged 16-18 100% funding available
Less than 50 employees Aged 19+ 95% funding available
More than 50 employees Aged 16+ 95% funding available


*Please note, some apprenticeships have accreditation costs which are not eligible for government funding.

A £1,000 government incentive is available to both levy and non-levy paying employers who enrol an apprentice aged 16-18.

For Greater Manchester, a £3,000 incentive is available to non-levy paying employers. Funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the full criteria can be found here.


What next?


We are always happy to meet you, without obligation, to run through your staff development and recruitment needs – just call us on 0161 480 8171 or email


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