Apprentice incentive payment deadline approaching

27 January 2022

Apprentices eligible for the government £3,000 incentive payment to employers must start their employment between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022 (inclusive). The apprenticeship start date must be between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022 (inclusive).

The funds, which do not need to be paid back, are paid in addition to the £1,000 employers can receive for hiring an apprentice who is either:

•    aged 16 to 18 years old
•    under 25 and has an education, health and care plan or has been in the care of their local authority

Applications close on 15 May 2022, with the payments being made in 2 instalments following the apprentice being employed for 90 days and then 365 days.

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