Payments for recruiting new apprentices
- Apprentice aged 18 and under: £3,000.
- Apprentice aged 19-24: £2,000.
- Apprentice aged 19-24, with an Education, Health and Care Plan: £3,000.
- Apprentice aged 25 and over: £1,500.
A key condition for claiming these enhanced payments is that existing employees will not qualify. This includes any apprentice hired before 1 August, and anyone previously employed by the same employer during the six months preceding 1 August 2020.
 Education and Skills Funding Agency Apprenticeship Service
Another important condition is that these payments may be claimed only if an employer is already registered with the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA’s) Apprenticeship Service.
To begin the process of registering with the ESFA Apprenticeship Service click here.
If you are a non-levy employer and do not wish to deal with the ESFA directly, then it should be possible to ask your college/training provider for help in getting registered and then managing the various processes required by ESFA on your behalf.
This article was originally published on 20 July 2020 on the ECA website.
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