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Apprenticeship Grants

The Apprenticeship Grants for Employers (AGE) is aimed at helping employers employ young people aged 16-24 through the Apprenticeship programme, by providing wage grants of £1500 to assist in the recruiting of a young apprentice.

Subject to budget availability up to 10 grants can be made to any one employer, the employer must commit to the total number of apprentices they wish to take on through the grant at the initial agreement stage.

For further information regarding the Apprenticeship Grant or to make an application please contact: 0800 433 2013 or email

Training & Employment Costs

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.68 per hour. The apprentice National Minimum Wage applies to all 16 to 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the apprentice reaches 19 years-old and has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship their employer must pay them at least the full National Minimum Wage rate for those aged 18 to 20.

The costs relating to apprentice salary, and incidentals relating to hiring and managing them are 100% tax deductable. 

All of the training and support provided through the Academy is FREE to the employer; saving you £1000’s per apprentice employed.  The only stipulation to this is you release the Apprentice to attend the workshops to allow them to complete the apprenticeship, within a predefined timescale.

For more information call 0800 433 2013 or complete our online enquiry form.

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