Employer Apprenticeship Incentive

Apprentices employed between 01.04.21 and 30.09.21

The window for claiming the incentive payment for apprentices hired between 01.04.21 and 30.09.21 has now closed.

Apprentices employed between 01.10.21 and 31.01.22

Please note that the claim portal is open for apprentices with a start date that falls between 01.10.21 and 31.01.22. The deadline for claiming the incentive for these apprentices is 20 May 2022.

The employer apprenticeship incentive payment is payable for each new apprentice employed. It is up to £3000 per apprentice. This is in addition to the £1000 employers receive for hiring an apprentice who is:

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

To claim the incentive, employers must submit an application for each eligible apprentice using their apprenticeship service account.

They will need to add the apprentices to their apprenticeship service account first.