Funding and Incentives are available to support apprenticeships in your business.

We can support you in these incentives. The purpose of these incentives is to support employers to build capacity and capability following the disruption of Covid-19, while creating high quality opportunities for individuals and equipping them with skills that are in demand.

The following Q & A will give you valuable information about your apprenticeship recruitment. Please call us for more details and we will be very happy to help you.

Who can access the Government incentive payments?

The incentive payments apply to employers with a workforce in England who recruit an apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021. Provided the eligibility criteria are met, there will be no limit on the number of incentive payments you can claim.

What payments am I entitled to?

You will be able to claim £3,000 per apprentice, regardless of age.

What are the eligibility criteria?

The eligibility criteria for these payments are as follows:

  • The apprentice must be a new employee to the business
  • The apprentice must have a contract of employment with a start date between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021 (inclusive)
  • The apprentice must not have been employed by the business within the six months prior to the contract start date

Apprentices who are aged 16 to 18?

Employers who recruit apprentices who are aged between 16 and 18, will continue to receive £1,000 in addition to the new incentive payments. This means you could be eligible to receive up to £4,000 for each new apprentice you recruit.

When will I receive these payments?

Claims must be made through the apprenticeship service, so make sure you have an account set up. Milltech Training can help you with this account set up.

The payment will be made directly to you in two equal instalments, where the apprentice is still in learning at day 90 and day 365.

For more information about the apprenticeship incentives, and how changes to apprenticeship funding policy will benefit levy and non-levy paying employers, download the latest guide:

Employer Guide: Apprenticeships for Recovery and Growth