Funding available

Apprenticeship Recruitment support

The apprenticeship incentives, which will run to 30 September 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

  • £4,000 for each new apprentice recruited aged under 25 where the contract of employment is for at least 30 hours per week.
  • £2,000 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 30 September 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