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Any employer looking to hire a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 to 31 January 2021 will be eligible for a cash ‘bonus’.  

If you hire an apprentice aged 16-24 you will receive £2,000 and £1,500 for apprentices over the age of 25.  

This grant is in addition to the existing £1,000 available for those hiring an apprentice aged 16-18.  

Employers however are not allowed to use it against existing apprentices they have in their business, but they can use it against an existing apprentice who has been made redundant by another employer, which allows employers to access a wider talent pool. 

Individual employers have control over where apprenticeships funds are spent to meet their current and future skills needs. 

There’s 90% of those learners that do an apprenticeship stay in work or go on to further education. 

Levy-paying employers can transfer up to 25% of the annual value funds in their apprenticeship services accounts to other employers, including training providers.  This is done through the apprenticeship service.

Employers can use the incentive funding to help meet any costs associated with supporting new apprentice which can include facilities, uniforms and travel.

The money will be paid in instalments, with 50% of the total paid roughly 90 days from the apprentice’s start date and the remaining 50% paid approximately 365 days from the start date, this is however subject to the apprentice still being in employment with the same employer and undertaking their apprenticeship at these times. 

Only starts funded through the apprenticeship service will be eligible for this payment, smaller employers who have previously accessed apprenticeship funding through legacy contracts will need to register for an account and access funding through the reservations process, in order to benefit from it.   

All employers regardless of their levy-paying status they are required to register their financial details in order to receive the instalments.  Employers will be able to claim from 1 September 2020 and once there is a contract of employment and apprenticeship agreements in place.

There is no overall limit on the number of payments each employer can claim, providing each apprentice meets the criteria of new employee.

Our apprenticeship recruitment team can help take the stress away from you and help you to recruit an apprentice, so get in touch with them today on apprenticeshiprecruitment@learningcurvegroup.co.uk