Apprenticeship Recruitment Incentives

From 1st April 2021, the conditions of the current apprenticeship recruitment incentive paid by the Government for recruiting apprentices will change. Up to £4000 will be payable to employers for recruiting new apprentices. The key points to understand about the incentive from 1st April are outlined below. If you require any clarification, please contact us.

  • The Government will pay an apprenticeship recruitment incentive of £3000 for EACH apprentice an employer recruits, regardless of age.
  • The incentives are payable for NEW apprentices recruited into the organisation, not existing staff
  • The incentive payments are IN ADDITION to the existing £1000 incentive paid when an employer recruits a 16 to 18-year-old (or someone under the age of 25 with an education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority). So if an employer recruits someone who falls into either of these categories, they will receive £3000 for recruiting a new apprentice, PLUS the existing £1000 incentive for recruiting a 16 to 18-year-old (or someone who is under 25 with an education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority). So a total of £4000 is payable for apprentices in these categories.
  • The incentive will be paid only for apprentices recruited between 1st April 2021 and 30th September 2021.
  • Employers must have a digital service account to claim the apprenticeship recruitment incentive. Many employers will already have one, but if you need assistance in setting one up, please contact us