Applications are now open for the £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice


Applications are now open for the £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice.

Employers need to have recruited new apprentices before 31 January 2022.

How to apply

Employers should check their apprentices' eligibility – they must have:

  • an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022
  • an apprenticeship (course) start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022

To receive the payment, employers must submit an application for each eligible apprentice using their apprenticeship service account.

For more information, please see this step-by-step guide

When you'll get paid

Payments are made in 2 equal instalments for each Apprentice

To be eligible, your Apprentice must complete:

  • 90 days of their apprenticeship for your first payment
  • 365 days of their apprenticeship for your second payment

Payments will be made on the 14th working day of the month; it can take up to 3 days for the payments to reach your account.

You can track when your payments are due to be paid on your view applications page.


11 Jan 2022

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