Employer Incentives

If you hire an apprentice before the 31st March 2021, you will receive up to £3,000* (and more in other cases ie: CITB grants; more information below).

You could receive:

>£3,000 for hiring a 16-18 year old apprentice (19+ with EHCP)

>£2,000 for hiring 19-24 year old apprentice

>£1,500 for hiring a 25+ year old apprentice

*includes the current £1,000 incentive for hiring a 16-18 year old apprentice

To be eligible, your new apprentice must:

>Be a new employer to the business

>Have a contract of employment start date between 1 August 2020 and 31st March 2021

>Not have been employed by the employer within the six months prior to the contract start date

There are no limits on the number of incentive payments than an employer can claim for. Furthermore:

>You can receive £1,000 for each returning furloughed apprentice

>Choose from our talent bank of applicants ready and waiting to start an appretniceship

>Be assigned a dedicated Employer Engagement and Apprenticeship Specialist


Rates are fixed for the duration of the Apprenticeship as given in the Grants Scheme year the Apprenticeship starts, even if they change in later Grants Scheme years, or if the apprentice changes employer.

Attendance grant is payable up to the apprentice’s last date in learning or the typical duration of the standard, whichever is earlier.

The attendance grant rate for starts from 1 April 2020 is £2,500 per year.

The achievement grant is £3,500 on successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

If an apprentice changes employer during their Apprenticeship, attendance and achievement grants will be paid pro-rata according to the proportion of the total training package completed with each employer.

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