The deadline for employers to apply for the incentive payment for new apprentices hired between August 2020 and March 2021 is approaching.
Eligible employers must apply for their incentive payment by the end of 31 May 2021.
Please support your members and employer networks by reminding them of this deadline and sharing the below information, to make sure they don’t miss out.
Incentive payment for apprentices who joined organisations before 1 April 2021
Employers can apply for the incentive payment via the Finances section in their apprenticeship service account.
For a walk-through of the process, employers can watch our support video.
Reminder: steps to take before employers apply
There are 6 steps employers need to have completed before they apply for an incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice:
If employers require support with any of these steps, they can watch our how-to videos or visit our help portal, where they can access help articles, webchat with an adviser, call or text our helpline, or email our helpdesk.
Incentive payment for apprentices who join organisations from 1 April 2021.
We’ve recently increased incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. Employers could receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who join their organisation from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.