Incentive Payment for Hiring a New Apprentice

Incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

On 4th October the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, announced a £500m expansion of government action, to tackle unemployment and support job seekers, following the end of furlough.

This included the extension of the popular incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice, until the end January 2022.

Employers will be able to apply for a payment of £3,000 for apprentices with an employment start date between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022. The apprentice must start their training before 31 March 2022.

The application window for employers to claim the incentive for these apprentices will open on 11 January and will close on 15 May 2022.

Additionally to this Norfolk Apprenticeship Service are offering an additional £1,000 to support SME’s recruiting a new Apprentice aged 16-24 – details found here Recruit Retain Reward | Apprenticeships Norfolk

West Suffolk College can support the recruitment of any new Apprentices or help upskill existing employees, please contact us at

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