Deadline for apprenticeship Incentive funding!


Dear Employer

Deadline for apprenticeship Incentive funding!

The current government Incentive programme for hiring new apprentices will come to an end on 30th September 2021.  The incentive programme is additional funding announced by the government as listed below. All employers who recruit new apprentices to their organisation between 1st April 2021 and 30th September 2021 are eligible to apply for the funding. 

Funding is available from 1st April 2021 to 31st September 2021 for new apprentices only 

  • If you employ an Apprentice 16 - 18, you will receive a £4000 incentive - (The usual £1000 and then £3000 top-up from the government) 
  • If you employ an Apprentice 19 and over, you will receive a £3000 incentive - 

To benefit and meet the eligibility criteria before the deadline, we ask you to prepare and complete the necessary registration, recruitment and enrolment paperwork on time and no later than 24th September 2021 in order to allow us to verify your application and eligibility.   

If you are currently hiring an apprentice with us, you must be registered by opening an Apprenticeship Service Account, which will enable you to:

  • access, reserve and manage Apprenticeship funding and your incentives
  • set up and approve apprentices
  • permit Training Providers to carry out some tasks on your behalf 
  • agree with the start date with the apprentices and training providers for your new apprentices (30th September at latest)
  • complete the signup paperwork with the apprentice and training provider

Please see the link below for further information:

https://help.apprenticeships.education.gov.uk/hc/en-gb/articles/360022029039-Incentive-payment-for-hiring-a-new-apprentice-check-who-is-eligible

Please note: It is the employers' responsibility to apply for the incentive funds when they are due. 

If you are unclear or would like more help, please contact your Aspire to Learn representative by email or by telephone on 0208 989 9832.

 

 


21 Sep 2021

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