To be eligible for the incentives the apprentice must not have been employed by you within the six months leading up to their apprenticeship start date.
There is no limit on the number of incentive payments, and payments will be made directly to you in two equal instalments, where the apprentice is still in learning at 3 months (90 days) and 12 months (365 days).
With no upper limit to the number of incentive payments you can claim these payments are separated into two levels based on the age of the apprentice as set out below:
|Age of apprentice||Newly hired employees||Current employees|
|(hired between 1st August 2020 and 21st January 2021)||(if going onto an apprenticeship)|
|16-18||£2,000 + £1,000||£1,000|
|19-24 who has previously been in Care or on an EHC plan||£2,000 + £1,000||£1,000|
|25 and over||£1,500||Not applicable|
Check out our guide to these incentives here.