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Do You Want to Hire an Apprentice? – Incentives Are now Being Offered

Posted 21/08/2020

If you are thinking about hiring an employee, you may find that hiring an apprentice is a cost-effective solution.

As part of the Government’s plans to Kick start the economy, an incentive payment is being offered.

Employers in England will receive an incentive of £2,000 for each new apprentice aged 16-24 and £1,500 for new apprentices aged above 25 they hire between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021.

Any apprentice aged 16-24 will not require National Insurance contributions to be made via the business – this is an additional saving.

You can view the Governments Apprenticeship Hub for further information

To hire an apprentice, you firstly need to register for a digital Apprenticeship Service account

The Government has an online portal to help you to find apprenticeship training providers

The Government even has a ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ service that may help you to find the right apprentice

Claims can be made by employers in relation to these apprentices from 1 September 2020. Those claims must be made through the Apprenticeship Service.

The Government have published detailed guidance for employers hiring an apprentice in England

Further guidance for:

Wales –

Scotland –

Northern Ireland –

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