In 2020, the UK Government set out their vision for English apprenticeships, the most recent details from 2021 for employer funding and incentives can be found below.
When any employer takes on a 16-to-18-year-old apprentice, they will receive £1,000 to help meet the extra costs. This will be paid to employers in two equal instalments at 3 months and 12 months. These payments come direct from the government and will not be deducted from an employer’s digital account.
The Government has put in place additional incentives to aid recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Employers can apply for a payment of £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who have an employment start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. They must have an apprenticeship start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 November 2021.