APPRENTICESHIP FUNDING IN ENGLAND FROM AUGUST 2020 TO JANUARY 2021
On Wednesday 8th July 2020, the Chancellor – Rishi Sunak announced that there will be funding available in England for employers who take on apprentices between 1st August 2020 and 31st January 2021.
The funding is linked to the government’s Plan for Jobs which will help to kickstart the nation’s economic recovery. In recognition of the value apprentices can bring to our economy, an incentive payment will be made to employers who hire an apprentice between 1st August 2020 and 31st January 2021. There are conditions to the funding:
- The apprentice must be a new employee to the business
- Have a contract of employment start date between 1st August 2020 and 31st January 2021
- Funding will vary depending on the age of the apprentice
Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term success. Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce. As the economy recovers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, apprenticeships will be more important than ever in helping businesses to recruit the right people and develop the skills they need to respond to conditions and grow – both now and in the long-term.
APPRENTICESHIP FUNDING AVAILABLE
The payments will be as follows:
- £2,000 for each new apprentice taken on aged between 16 and 24
- Plus an additional £1,000 for each new apprentice taken on aged between 16 and 18
- £1500 for each new apprentice taken on aged 25 and over
Employers will claim this directly from the Government.
Full details can be found here: Apprenticeship funding in England From August 2020
Are you looking to recruit an Apprentice?
If you are looking to recruit somebody for an Apprentice role, let us do the work for you at no cost.
We will work with you to create your job advert and once approved, we will advertise the role on the National Apprenticeship Service online vacancy matching system, currently used by almost half a million people of all ages looking for Apprenticeship opportunities.
We invite eligible applicants for a telephone interview with one of our Business Support Advisors who check suitability for the role before sending CVs to you to shortlist.
We will then contact your chosen applicants to arrange for them to attend interviews and/or arrange a half day trial with you.
For more information, please call us on 01932 567626, or complete the Call Back Request Form.
When the Apprentice starts, our experienced Curriculum Specialists will work with you and your employee to specifically tailor the Apprenticeship to best suit the specific requirements of the job role and/or the business. For example, a receptionist and a PA might both be working towards a Business Administration Intermediate Apprenticeship, but while the receptionist might be focusing on reception services, handling telephone calls and mail or welcoming visitors, the PA might concentrate more on skills such as taking minutes, coordinating events or organising business travel.
Talk to our team today about your particular business needs and how we can help you find the best fit.