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Incentive Payments for
Hiring an Apprentice

The government is offering incentive payments for businesses hiring new apprentices between the 1st August 2020 and 31st March 2021.

Incentive Payments

Hiring apprentices before 1st April 2021

For new apprentices who joined your organisation between 1st August 2020 – 31st March 2021 aged:

  • 16 – 18, employers will receive £3,000
  • 19 – 24, employers will receive £2,000
  • 25+, employers will receive £1,500

You must apply for this incentive before 31st May 2021.

Hiring apprentices from 1st April 2021

For new apprentices who join your organisation between 1st April – 30th September 2021 employers will be able to claim £4,000 for any new apprentice aged between 16 – 18, and £3,000 for all other age groups. 

You can apply for this incentive from 1st June 2021.


You can only apply for new apprentices who joined your organisation between 1st August 2020 and 30th September 2021.

You cannot apply for an existing employee who joined your organisation before 1st August 2020, even if they started an apprenticeship after this date.

Get in Touch

Employers can begin to apply for incentive payments for apprentices hired between the 1st August and 31st March, from the 1st of September 2020. The claim for the payment needs to be made through the Digital Apprenticeship Service account. Our Employer Engagement team would love to provide you with support to ensure the process is as simple as possible!

For further information on the incentive and how Rise can support your business please email us or call 01422 418 430.