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If you’re a small to medium size enterprise employing between 1 and 1000 members of staff, and looking to hire your first Apprentice, you could qualify for a £1,500 incentive.
The National Apprenticeship Service has developed the ‘Apprenticeship Grant for Employers’ (AGE), to encourage businesses to hire a 16 – 24 year old as their first Apprentice, and there are up to 10 grants available per-employer*.
The ‘AGE’ incentive is available until March 2013, and employers will be issued with the full amount of £1500 13 weeks after the Apprentice starts.
Employers will sign an agreement at the point of application which will confirm:
To find out more about how an Apprentice could benefit your business, please contact the Trafford College Business Training Department on 0161 886 7070 or email email@example.com for more information on the types of Apprenticeship available.
Commonly asked questions and key facts are available by downloading the AGE Grant – Employer Fact Sheet
Average timescales are available in the AGE Grant – Claim Timeline
To apply for a grant or to find out more, visit the National Apprenticeship Service at http://apprenticeships.org.uk/Home/Employers/Steps-to-make-it-happen/Incentive.aspx
*Subject to availability
Find out more about employing an Apprenticeship, and the wide range of programmes on offer in the Apprenticeship section of the website.