The Government offer various initiatives to develop workplace skills for individuals, and these can differ depending on economic situations (such as furlough during COVID-19).
Currently, employers can apply for a payment of £3,000 for new apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022. They will also need to have an apprenticeship start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
The payment is different to apprenticeship levy funds, so you can spend it on anything to support your businesses costs, such as on uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary etc. It does not have to be paid back. The payment is in addition to the existing £1,000 an employer will already get for taking on an apprentice who is either:
Applications for this initiative close on 15 May 2022.
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