Government incentives are available for those who wish to recruit a new apprentice or trainee into their organisation. For any new apprentice starting from 1 September 2020 to 31 January 2021 a grant of up to £3000 is available.
Employers can use the incentive funding to help meet any of the costs associated with supporting a new apprentice in their workplace: including facilities, uniforms, and apprentice travel. It can also contribute to meeting the costs of an apprentice’s wages. Individual employers can choose how to spend the money to support their apprentices depending on their individual circumstances.
Who can claim?
The grants are available to both levy and non-levy paying employers, but claims can only be made for new apprentices who start between 1st August 2020 and 31st January 2021. New apprentices cannot be existing employees.
Reserving your funding
You must reserve your funding by registering with the Apprenticeship Service prior to your apprentice starting.
We can help to guide you through this process.
The money will be paid in instalments, with 50% of the total paid at roughly 90 days from the apprentice’s start date, and the remaining 50% paid roughly 365 days from the apprentice’s start date, subject to the apprentice still being in employment (with the same employer) and undertaking their apprenticeship at these times.