Government extends support for skills and apprenticeships


Incentive payments from the Government aimed at encouraging employers to hire apprentices have been extended until the end of March 2022.

The cash incentives were introduced as part of the National Plan for Jobs initiative in July last year. They are now worth up to £3,000 and come on top of the £1,000 already available if you take on an apprentice who is aged 16-18, or under 25 and has an education, health and care plan or has been in the core of their local authority. The payment can be spent on anything to support your organisation’s costs, such as uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or salary. You do not have to pay it back. 

The incentives were originally available until September this year, but now employers can continue to benefit from the payments well into 2022. Applications open on 11 January 2022.

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