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Employer grants and incentives


Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24)

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) 16 to 24 has already helped thousands of employers to grow their business by employing an apprentice. Could it help you too?

AGE 16 to 24 is aimed at supporting businesses to grow by employing young people through the Apprenticeship programme. AGE provides grants to employers to support them to do this. The National Apprenticeship Service will provide Apprenticeship grants to employers with up to 1000 employees recruiting 16 to 24 year olds with a value of £1,500, to encourage employers to develop their business and take on new apprentices. The £1,500 is in addition to the training costs of the Apprenticeship framework which are met in full for young people aged 16 to 18 and 50% for those aged 19 to 24.

Eligible employers are those who have never employed an apprentice before or who have not recruited one in the last 12 months. Subject to budget availability and the employer’s commitment to support the apprentice to the end of their programme, up to two grants can be made to any one employer. Very large employers (more than 1000 employees) are not eligible for support through this initiative. But we do want to encourage take up within their supply chains.

For more information on these or any other Employer Incentives for employing an Apprentice please get in touch with one of our Recruitment Executives via one of the methods below:

Telephone: 0115 945 7260