New Recruitment Incentive

From 1st June 2021 employers of all sizes in England can now apply for extra funding to help them take on new apprentices, in the latest drive to revolutionise the skills and training offer across the country.

The boost to the apprenticeship incentive scheme was confirmed by the Chancellor in the Budget in March, and will be available to claim from 1 June.  Businesses can apply to claim £3000 for each new apprentice hired as a new employee from 1 April 2021 until 30 September 2021.

Please check the ESFA funding rules regarding redundant apprentices and those who maybe transferring to you midway through an apprenticeship as some exceptions apply (page 35 para 130 onwards)

The cash incentive is designed to help more employers invest in the skilled workforce they need for the future, as part of the government’s Plan for Jobs. It builds on the extensive action already underway to protect, support and create more jobs while bringing our skills and education system closer to the employer market and widening the opportunities that are available, as we build back better from the pandemic.

The Apprenticeship Hub can help support you through this process – get in touch with us to find out more at