Funding available

Apprenticeship Recruitment support

The Welsh Government has launched a £40 million skills and jobs package to help employers like you to take on and train new workers, including apprentices and young people. Apprenticeships continue to play a vital role in delivering the skills employers and the economy need, offering the opportunity to recruit cost effectively and build a skilled workforce.

The apprenticeship incentives, which will run from 1st of August 2020 to 28th of February 2021, will help businesses to recruit apprentices, supporting the development of a workforce that is able to meet changing business needs.

* Incentive payment for employing 16-24 year olds

  • £3,000 for each new apprentice recruited aged under 25 where the contract of employment is for at least 30 hours per week.
  • £1,500 for each new apprentice recruited aged under 25 where the contract of employment is under 30 hours per week.

Payments will be limited to a maximum of ten apprentices per employer.
* This incentive applies to apprenticeships delivered at Levels 2-5 only.


* Incentive payment for employing apprentices aged 25 and over

  • £2,000 for each new apprentice recruited aged 25 and over where the contract of employment is for at least 30 hours per week.
  • £1,000 for each new apprentice recruited aged 25 and over where the contract of employment is under 30 hours per week.

Payments will be limited to a maximum of ten apprentices per employer
* This incentive applies to apprenticeships delivered at Levels 2-5 only.

* Re-employment of Redundant apprentices

  • £2,600 for the re-employment of redundant apprentices to allow them to compete their training, where the contract of employment is at least 30 hours per week.
  • £1,300 for the re-employment of redundant apprentices to allow them to complete their training, where the contract of employment is less than 30 hours per week.

The incentive applies to apprentices made redundant between 23 March 2020 and 28 February 2021.

The incentive for employing redundant apprentices applies to all redundant apprentices irrespective of age.

The apprentice must continue to follow the same Apprenticeship Framework Pathway.

* This incentive applies to apprenticeships delivered at Levels 2-5 only.

* Incentive payment for employing Disabled People

  • £1,500 for each new apprentice recruited.

Payments apply to all apprentices identified as disabled irrespective of age.

Payments can be claimed in addition to the 16-24, 25 and over and redundancy incentives.

This incentive applies to apprenticeships delivered at Levels 2-5 only.

Exceptions

* Employers recruiting on zero hour contracts are ineligible for the apprenticeship recruitment incentives.

* Shared Apprenticeship models are ineligible for the apprenticeship recruitment incentives.

For further information or  any queries, please contact your training provider, a list of which can be found here alternatively if you are new to the Apprenticeship Programme you can contact the National Training Federation Wales on apprenticeshipswales@ntfw.org