With the Apprenticeship Levy being introduced in April 2017- our Age Grants are changing.
Age grants of up to £1500 that have previously been offered as an incentive to employers offering apprenticeships to young people will no longer be implemented.
However there will still be a financial incentive with the Apprenticeship Levy taking over.
“When employers take on a 16 to 18 year old on an apprenticeship framework or standard, they will receive £1,000 to help meet the extra costs associated with this. Initially, these payments will be made to employers via their training provider, who will pass the money on. Over time, we intend to move to a system where the employer receives this payment directly from the government.” SFA 2016 New Funding Guidance