Applications open: £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

11 January 2022

Applications are now open for the £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice.

Employers need to have recruited new apprentices before 31 January 2022.

How employers apply
Employers should check their apprentices’ eligibility – they must have:
an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022
an apprenticeship start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022
To receive the payment, employers must submit an application for each eligible apprentice using their apprenticeship service account.

See our step-by-step guide for more information.
Ensure applications are valid
When applying for the incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice, employers should make sure they have:
added the correct PAYE schemes, that they use to pay their apprentices, to their apprenticeship service account, in line with the service terms and conditions
• only applied for eligible apprentices and they have documentation which can validate their claim, as listed in the apprenticeship funding rules
• checked their training provider has the correct National Insurance Number for each of their apprentices, and that they have included this in their funding submissions

If the employers’ information is incorrect, this will delay your incentive payments .
Access support – If you have a query about the incentive payment, check the help articles in our help portal. If your query is about an application that has already been submitted, read our help article about how you can view your application and its status. 

National Apprenticeship Week
7 to 13 February 2022
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