Applications open: £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

Applications open: £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

Applications are now open for the £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice. Employers need to have recruited new apprentices before 31 January 2022.

 

How employers apply

Employers should check their apprentices’ eligibility – they must have:

  • an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022
  • an apprenticeship start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022

To receive the payment, employers must submit an application for each eligible apprentice using their apprenticeship service account.

See this step-by-step guide for more information.

Ensure employers’ applications are valid

When applying for the incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice, employers should make sure they have:

 

 

If the employers’ information is incorrect, this will delay their incentive payments

Access support

If you or your employer contacts have a query about the incentive payment, check the help articles in the gov.uk help portal.

If your query is about an application that an employer has already submitted, read this help article about how they can view their application and its status.

The National Apprenticeship Week takes place from  7 to 13 February 2022 #NAW2022 #BuildTheFuture

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