Hiring a new apprentice
Apprentices who joined your organisation from 1 April 2021
Employers will receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. This can be applied for from 1 June 2021.
There will be no limit on the number of incentive payments that an employer can claim for apprentices eligible to receive funding, provided each apprentice meets the criteria, including being a new employee.
Find out more about incentives for hiring a new apprentice.
Apprentices who joined your organisation before 1 April 2021
There will be two levels of payment based on age. For apprentices aged 16-24 the payment will be £2,000, and for apprentices aged 25 or over the payment will be £1,500.
Employers must apply for these apprentices before 31 May 2021.
The Government will pay 100% of apprenticeship costs for employers with fewer than 50 employees who wish to employ a 16- to 18-year-old or an eligible 19 to 24- year-old as described in the Funding Rules.
Find out more about support for small employers.
Apprentices under 19
If you employ a 16 to 18-year-old apprentice into your organisation you can claim a £1,000 investment grant to support the employment of your apprentice. This support is also available to support eligible 19- to 24-year-old as described in the Funding Rules.
Find out more about grants for apprentices.