Employers Noticeboard

Apprenticeship Incentive Deadline 31.01.22

Employers have until the end of January to employ any new apprentices that they want to claim the current apprenticeship incentive for. Although the apprentices must be employed by 31 January 2022, employers have until the end of March to enrol them onto an apprenticeship. They then have until 15th May to actually claim the incentive payment. Full details available below.

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Apprenticeship Incentives: applications open 11.01.22

From 11 January 2022, employers can apply for the incentive 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 open on 11 January 2022 and close on 15 May 2022.

For apprentices with an employment start date from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021, applications are now closed.

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Early Years Employer Engagement Event

tpm is inviting early years employers to a curriculum involvement event on 3rd February 2022. The event will take place in our training centre at Shipwright’s House, Queens Dock Busines Centre, L1 0BG.

Employer or nursery managers who are working with  are encouraged to attend and meet the Early Years Team, discuss curriculum developments and learn more about the early years Apprenticeship Standards, Gateway and End Point Assessment and what they mean to your business and ESFA digital account.


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National Minimum Wage rates to increase from 01.04.22

National minimum wage rates are set to increase from 01.04.22. Rates for apprentices aged under 19, or any aged apprentices who are in their first year of their apprenticeship will see their hourly rate increase from £4.30/hour to £4.81/hour.

More info on paying apprentices

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Apprenticeship incentive payment deadline approaching

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

The incentive will also be available for apprentices hired between 1.10.21 and 31.01.22 however the portal for claiming the incentive for them has not yet opened.

More info on deadlines for apprenticeship incentive payments

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We have sent a letter to all employers who have a tpm apprentice about attendance rates. Whilst many employers ensure apprentice attend their college days at tpm, a significant proportion of our apprentices are missing in-centre learning sessions. We would be very grateful if you could take the time to read this urgent letter and contact us if you have any queries.

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We understand that the Apprenticeship Incentive payment will be extended for apprentices taken on up until the end of January 2022. We will confirm details once we have received them.

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You can claim an Apprenticeship incentive for apprentices who you take on that start EMPLOYMENT between 01/04/2021 and 30/09/2021, and start TRAINING between 01/04/2021 and 30/11/2021. This means an apprentice doesn’t have to start their apprenticeship until November 2021, but they MUST be employed by 30/09/2021.

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