Applications are now open for incentive payments to employers who hire a new apprentice.
You will receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who have an employment start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021, and they must have an apprenticeship start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 November 2021.
The payment is different to apprenticeship levy funds, so you can spend it on anything to support your business costs. For example, on uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary. You do not have to pay it back.
To receive the full payment, the apprenticeship must last for at least one year. The apprentice must also have the right to work in England, and be employed by you, a connected company or connected charity as defined by HMRC. See below for more information and eligibility criteria.