£1,500 grant for employers who recruit an apprentice

15 October 2014

DWP confirm that Employers are still able to claim a grant of £1,500 per apprentice from the National Apprenticeship Service.

The grant has been developed to support business growth by offering young people (16-24) employment through apprenticeships. Until December 2014 employers can claim this grant if they have not recruited an apprentice in the last 12 months and have less than 1,000 employees. Businesses can currently receive up to 10 grants in total; each one is worth £1,500.

Please note that new eligibility rules for the grant will be in place for apprentices starting after December 2014. There is more information here