Hiring apprentices can help businesses succeed

17 March 2021

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

  • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
  • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity
  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service

An apprentice can be a sustainable investment in skills to support businesses as the economy recovers.

Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

To support employers, weā€™re increasing incentive payments for apprentices taken on as new employees from 1 April. You can view the details on GOV.UK.

Pass this information on to your members or networks to make sure they donā€™t miss out.

Weā€™ll make the payment in 2 equal instalments for each new apprentice employers hire. Find out more about how we’ll make incentive payments.

Employers taking on apprentices as new employees should consider hiring an apprentice who’s been made redundant. They already have lots of experience, skills and qualify for incentive payments.