Employers in England who have apprentices who commenced their employment between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022 are able to apply for £3,000 grant support. The apprenticeship needs to start between 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Applications close on 15 May 2022.

Payments are split into two instalments – the first of which is after 90 days of the apprenticeship. This payment is in addition to the £1,000 CITB grant which is also available.

The current information around the Government incentive can be found here Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice – GOV.UK (

Information is also available on the CITB website at:

According to the recently published Plan for Jobs progress report, more than 85,000 apprentices have been hired under the incentive payments scheme, with 75% of apprentices being under 25 years old.

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