The ESFA are introducing incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. Employers who hire new apprentices between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021 could get:
£2,000 for apprentices aged 16 to 24
£1,500 for apprentices aged 25 and over
They can apply from 1 September 2020, and spend the payment on anything they need to support their organisation. This is in addition to the £1000 payment we already give to help employers meet the needs of some groups of apprentices in the workplace.
View Employer Guidance HERE
Hire experienced, work-ready apprentices now
When taking on apprentices, we’re encouraging employers to consider hiring apprentices who have been made redundant during the pandemic. These apprentices already have valuable skills and experience, so they’ll make an impact straight away - and they qualify for the incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice too.