The government is offering small employers who are recruiting their first apprentice in 12 months the opportunity to receive a £1500 grant.
Known as the AGE grant, this incentive is to support businesses who wish to take on young people to expand their business and who, without this payment, may not be in a position to recruit.
You could be eligible if:
- Your business is based in England and employs 50 or fewer employees.
- Your new apprentice must be the first apprentice your business has hired, or the first apprentice for over 12 months.
- Your new apprentice is aged 16-24.
You are able to apply for up to 5 apprentice grants.
Runway Training will discuss this grant with you and go through all relevant paperwork in order for you to gain this grant.
You will receive the grant from Runway Training once your apprentice has completed their first 13 weeks in learning on their apprenticeship.Please be advised it often takes up to 9 weeks after the 13 weeks of learning for the Skills Funding Agency to process this grant. The payment is exempt of VAT. During this period Runway Training will act as your training provider, supporting apprentices through the process.
To find out more about employer apprenticeship grants you can email us now at [email protected] or call us on 01732 402 402