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From HTP Apprenticeship College
 

Transport Support for Island Apprentices!

Did you know HTP Apprenticeship College’s Apprentices can now benefit from cheaper bus travel as part of a bid to encourage sustainable transport on the Isle of Wight?

 

Connect To Work – the project to promote work-based sustainable travel – has agreed a deal with Southern Vectis to enable apprentices to benefit from an 80% discount on a 30-day, multi-day Key Card pass!

 The Connect to Work bus discount scheme, part funded with Southern Vectis and delivered by council partner SYSTRA, is part of a wider programme of sustainable transport interventions being delivered by the Isle of Wight Council and its partners over the next two years, using £1.35 million of funding secured competitively from the Department for Transport.

“This new scheme with Southern Vectis is a helpful start to the new year, giving financial help to apprentices as they start on their journey to a new career. Services such as this play an enormous role in boosting economic growth by helping people to access employment, training and skills.” – Councillor Ian Ward, Cabinet member for Infrastructure and Transport.

The project gives access to a range of offers to both apprentices, the majority of which are free and include:

  • Money off voucher towards cycle purchase/ maintenance,
  • Cycle skills course,
  • Home or workplace cycle repairs and checks,
  • Membership of the Liftshare car-sharing scheme,
  • Bus travel discounts,
  • Information and guidance sessions.

“The cost of travel can be a real barrier to new apprentices. This initiative provides real financial help and we know the savings they’re able to access are already making a real difference to our apprentices. I hope the project is sustainable, so apprentices in the future know that discounted travel is another benefit of undertaking an apprenticeship.” – Simon Attrill, Head of Business and Development and Communication, HTP Apprenticeship College.

For more information on how you can take advantage of this scheme visit www.connecttowork.info and call us on 01983 533926 or fill in the enquiry form below!

Jez Conway, Wootton Primary School.

“Being able to access the discounted bus travel while I am on my apprenticeship has made a huge difference to me.  I travel five days a week from Sandown to Wootton via Ryde and because of the 80% discount I have saved a lot of money.”

Jez Conway

Teaching Assistant Apprentice, Wootton Primary School

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