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Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

To help businesses offer new apprenticeships, employers in England can claim an incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021.

The new payments are:

  • £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire who is aged under 25
  • £1,500 for each new apprentice they hire aged 25 and over

These payments are in addition to the existing £1,000 payment the government already provides for new 16 to 18 year-old apprentices, and those aged under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) – where that applies.

Find out more about incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice.