Employer Apprenticeship Incentive

Apprentices employed between 01.04.21 and 30.09.21

HURRY! Employers only have until 30.11.21 to claim the incentive payment for apprentices hired between 01.04.21 and 30.09.21

Apprentices employed between 01.10.21 and 31.01.22

Please note that for apprentices with a start date that falls between 01.10.21 and 31.01.22, the claim portal is not yet open.

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.