The apprenticeship incentives are designed to support organisations looking to hire an apprentice in a new role and are ending in September 2021.
Since the apprenticeship incentives were first announced 18,670 apprentices have been hired using the apprenticeship incentive scheme across the United Kingdom.
Employers can expect to receive up to £3,000 per new apprentice paid in two equal instalments of 50%. One instalment will be paid after the apprentice completes 90 days of their apprenticeship and the remaining 50% after 365 days. These incentives and payments will be administered through an employers Digital Apprenticeship Service.
This incentive is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice:
• Aged 16 to 18 years old
• Under 25 with an education, health & care plan or who has been in the care of their Local Authority.
We spoke with Crystal at ALB Group who have utilised the apprenticeship incentives to create three new positions within their organisations on her experience with CT Skills and the apprenticeship incentives.
Widely regarded as eager, reliable, and loyal to their organisation, apprentices allow you to fill your skills gaps and recruitment problems. Crystal explained how ALB group utilises apprenticeships:
“We utilise the apprenticeship scheme to fill skills gaps within our workforce. We have recently moved offices and were short staffed prior to COVID. By utilising apprenticeships and the incentives, we have been able to bring new people into the company.”
Only available until September 2021, the apprenticeship incentives could form an integral part for your lockdown exit strategy and reengage your current workforce by recruiting fresh new talent for free with CT Skills.
“During COVID, we put apprenticeships on hold because everyone was encouraged to work from home. The incentives have made us re-evaluate and start hiring again… CT Skills talked us through how to apply for the incentives available and the funding requirements. They were really supportive.”
As well as the Government Incentives you can benefit from CT Skills’ completely free recruitment service. Simply submit the details of your vacancy and our dedicated recruitment team will be in contact to discuss your needs, create a recruitment strategy and then source, screen and prepare apprenticeship candidates for interview. We pride ourselves on keeping you informed throughout the whole journey, as Crystal notes:
“CT Skills kept us up to date and talked us through applying for the incentives and the requirements. They were really supportive with that…We would one-hundred percent recommended using CT Skills and Apprenticeships.”
To find out more about the Apprenticeship Incentives visit https://www.ctskills.co.uk/apprenticeship-incentives/