Apprenticeship Recruitment support

Recruiting an apprentice can help you expand your workforce and its skills base. Support is available towards the cost of training and assessments.

To help businesses recruit apprentices, Welsh Government are offering incentives until 28 February 2022 (subject to budget availability).

By employing an apprentice, you can:

  • reduce your recruitment costs
  • build a skilled and motivated workforce tailored to your business
  • expand your business
  • fill any skills gaps
  • future-proof your business
  • increase productivity

Businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are eligible.

Most of the training will be carried out by the employer who works with an approved training provider.

The employer is responsible for paying the apprentice’s salary and for any additional training. Training costs are supported by the apprenticeships programme.

It is important to work with a training provider at a very early stage in the process. They can provide help, support and guidance.

For further information visit Funding available | Business Wales Skills Gateway (

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