The Apprentice Employer Grant is available to employers (via their SDS contracted provider) to support them to recruit new apprentices or to upskill existing employees through an apprenticeship.
A new Apprenticeship Employer Grant has been made available to further support employers when taking on Modern or Graduate Apprentices within their business.
- £5,000 will be made available for employers taking on a 16 to 24-year old apprentice, and for those aged up to 29 years who are either disabled, care leavers or Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)
- £3,500 will be made available for employers taking on an apprentice aged 25 or over
Funding will be available for eligible employers where the apprenticeship start date was on or after 1st December 2020. Funding will be available for starts until 25th March 2021 or until funding levels are exceeded, whichever comes first.
Further information & apply here