Funding available

Apprenticeship Recruitment support

The apprenticeship incentives, which will run to 28 February 2022 (subject to budget availability), 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.

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.

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 and 25 and over incentive.

It should be noted that the incentives detailed above will be applicable irrespective of whether the new recruit was made redundant from their previous apprenticeship. Payments are restricted to ten learners per business. Incentives apply to apprenticeships delivered at Levels 2-5 only and do not apply to degree apprenticeships.  Employers seeking to recruit an apprentice must contact a Training Provider or complete an Expression of Interest form prior to recruitment. 

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