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.
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.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Articles by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA).
- Building back better with apprenticeships.
- Construction apprenticeships.
- Get ready for green jobs and upgrade projects.
- Government funded apprenticeship incentives.
- National vocational qualification.
- New apprentice levy funding model.
- Organisations prompt government to Build Back Green.
- Protection for apprenticeships.
- Skills for Climate consultation launched.
- Tackling the construction skills shortage.
- Winter Support 2020 - 2021 packages for businesses.
Diversity, social value and skills
 Are you looking for..?
- Work Opportunities (from work experience to jobs)
- Activities & Events
- Ask a Person
- Search Organisations (careers support specific to diverse groups)
 Join in
Have you got useful material to share?
If it is relevant to the Built Environment and to diversity, skills and social value, then help people to find it by adding details to this People microsite and using the guidelines below.
 Add your own content
- For guidance about writing and adding your own content see Get started - top tips and help.
- Some articles are more popular and useful than others. This article explains more.
- Make sure you use the right title as this helps search engines find it. See here for guidance.
- Add your signature to link readers to your profile.
- Tick the 'People' box when you submit the article - that way your content will appear in this Building People microsite.
- Finding it tricky? Contact us for assistance.