Applications for the increased incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice are now open for apprentices who joined organisations from 1 April 2021.
- Employers with apprentices who have an employment start date between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 and who also have a practical period (training) start date between 1 April 2021 and 30 November 2021 may be eligible for an incentive payment.
- Employers will receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age.
- Employers must apply for these apprentices by the end of 30 November 2021
- Employers can visit our guidance page for more details
In addition to existing apprentices, any new hires employers make between now and 30 September 2021 may also be eligible for an incentive payment.
Employers can apply for the incentive payment through the 'Finances' section in their apprenticeship service account. For a walk-through of the process, employers can watch our support video.
If employers require support with any of these steps, they can watch our how-to videos, check the advice on apprenticeships.gov.uk or visit our help portal, where they can access help articles, webchat with an adviser, call (0800 150 600) or text (07588 690018) our helpline, or email our helpdesk.