Apprenticeship Incentive Schemes


The Chancellor’s “A Plan for Jobs” speech launched a wave of new apprentice incentive schemes to help boost the economy and kick-start jobs growth and recovery post Covid-19.


The Chancellor’s plan is designed to support jobs by focussing on skills and young people, with financial incentives for employers taking on trainees and apprentices.


With 20 years of experience in delivering Apprenticeships and Traineeships, DBC is supporting employers to understand the range of incentives available and how they can benefit their organisation.

The Chancellor’s 2021 Budget confirmed an expansion of the Government’s apprenticeship incentives scheme to provide continued support in helping to boost the economy and kick-start jobs growth and recovery post-Covid-19. 


The apprenticeship incentives scheme provides a cash boost for businesses to help to grow their own talent and create new opportunities for young people to start their careers, or to re-skill for growth jobs and industries.


What incentives are available?


From the 1st April 2021, employers who take on a new apprentice – of any age – can claim a grant of £3000. Incentives to hire an apprentice are available until January 2022 with employers able to claim: 

  • £3,000 per new hire, regardless of the apprentice’s age 

  • £4,000 per new hire, for apprentices aged 16 to 18 (and those under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan)

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