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£3,500 bonus for employing an apprentice

28th July 2017

Categories: News

A new ‘Apprenticeship Employer Incentive’ means that you can now receive financial support worth up to £3,500 for each apprentice you take on between 16-19 years old*

The support is available for apprenticeship starts from 1 August 2017 and is paid once the apprentice has been in Learning for 8 months.


Please contact Louise Bishop on 01492 577840 or email 
*Employer eligibility:

Employers will be eligible for the ‘Apprenticeship Employer Incentive’ if they meet all of the following criteria:

• Can confirm that they are not able to recruit an apprentice without the grant;
• have fewer than 250 employees;
• the employee needs to based in Wales for at least 51% of their time;
• have not had an employee start an apprenticeship in the 30 month period
• before the start date of the first apprentice for whom you apply for the grant;
• can commit to employing an apprentice(s) for 12 months or the time taken to
• complete the apprenticeship programme (whichever is the greater);
• commit to employing the learner for at least 30 hours per week; and
• agree to pay the apprentice in line with legal minimum requirements or more.
• Apprentices must be new employees and aged between 16-19 years old on the day they are recruited.

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