As the coronavirus outbreak continues, organisations are looking for ways to adapt. There are a lots of employers who are using apprenticeships to develop competitive skills and boost productivity. With the launch of the National Apprenticeshp Service’s incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice, it’s a great time to discover the benefits.
Employers get up to £2,000 for each new apprentice
With the incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice, employers will receive money for each new apprentice they hire between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021. For apprentices aged:
- 16 to 24, they’ll receive £2,000 in total (this is in addition to the £1,000 payment we already give to help employers meet the needs of some groups of apprentices in the workplace)
- 25 and over, they’ll receive £1,500 in total
They can spend the payment on anything to support their organisation’s costs, from facilities and travel to uniforms and salaries.
The employer guidance is available at https://engage.apprenticeships.gov.uk/Incentives_ApplyNow