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Financial incentives for employers

Employers can apply for a payment of £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who have an employment start date of 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022. These apprentices must also have an apprenticeship start date of 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Applications close 15 May 2022.

The incentive payment is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice:

  • aged 16 to 18 years old
  • aged 19 to 24 with an education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority

Find out more about financial incentives for hiring a new apprentice or how apprenticeships are funded.

Applying for an incentive payment

For information on how to apply for an incentive payment using your apprenticeship service account, watch our helpful video.

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