New package of financial incentives for apprentices

The Education and Skills Funding Agency have today announced an increased incentive payment of £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who start their employment between 1 April and 30 September 2021. Employers can apply for incentive payments for these apprentices from 1 June 2021 via their apprenticeship service account. They can spend the payment on anything to support their organisation’s costs and they do not have to pay it back. Details here.