Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice
Apprentices who joined your organisation from 1 April 2021
Employers will receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who join their organisation from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.
You can apply for incentive payments for these apprentices from 1 June 2021 to 30 November 2021.
What you can use the payment for
The payment is different to apprenticeship levy funds, so you can spend it on anything to support your organisation’s costs. For example, on uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary. You do not have to pay it back.
You can only apply for new apprentices who joined your organisation between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021.
You cannot apply for an existing employee who joined your organisation before 1 August 2020, even if they started an apprenticeship after this date.
How to apply
You can apply for the incentive payment after you add new apprentices to your apprenticeship service account.
You must set up an apprenticeship service account to apply.
If you would like more information, or to find out you can apply for an incentive then email us on: email@example.com or, call us on 01983 533 993