Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

Find out the latest developments and information on government-led apprenticeship incentives and bonuses.

Government-led funding for apprenticeships

Employers can access government funds and grants to help cover the costs of apprenticeships and invest in their teams’ future. It means that, more than ever before, apprenticeships are a route employers can use to develop valuable career pathways.

There are wide-ranging government-led benefits of employing an apprentice, with cash incentives readily available for businesses to make the most of. Employers receive £1,000 for hiring an apprentice who is either:

  • Aged 16-18 years old
  • Under 25 and has an education, health and care plan or has been in the care of their local authority

This £1000 payment will be paid to your training provider and you will receive it from them.

Apprenticeships can be used effectively in line with the government’s plan for skills recovery too. This year has already seen a huge push for skills training and development, with the launch of government initiatives: Way to Work and Skills for Life. Find out more here.

Supporting you to hire a new apprentice

Our apprentice recruitment service has helped employer partners to recruit over 5,000 apprentices over the last 12 months.

The service is free to use, and we have established ourselves as the largest recruiter of apprentices in the UK. In 2017 we launched our higher-level recruitment service, meaning we can now recruit from entry-level up to management level roles.

Our team of recruitment experts work with you to understand job roles, your brand, and any specific requirements to tailor the approach and ensure they find the right candidate for your business.

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) forms part of our service to ensure we support applicants with their career choices whether they successfully secure a role or not. Our team are on hand to support apprentices with their first steps into employment and can lighten the burden on hiring managers.

Want to know more about apprenticeship recruitment with Lifetime? Get in touch with us today.