The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have recently announced changes to the apprenticeship incentives announced by the Chancellor in 2020 under the Plan for Jobs.

Phase 1 application window extension

The ESFA have extended the application window for incentive payments for new apprentices who joined organisations between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021.

Employers can now apply for these apprentices until 31 May 2021.

Phase 2 incentive payments increase 

To support employers, incentive payments for apprentices taken on as new employees from 1 April are increasing.

Employers will receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

This is in addition to existing funding when taking on a young person aged 16-18, or up to the age of 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan or has been in local authority care.

Further information can be found in the Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice guidance

Local Employer Support 

To learn more about how an apprentice could benefit your business contact on the team today workwilts@wiltshire.gov.uk 

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