HUGE apprenticeship incentives extended!!

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended cash incentives for hiring an apprentice until the end of January 2022. This means employers can again get £3,000 for recruiting an apprentice of any age over 16. This is on top of the £1,000 already available for those aged between 16-18.


In his speech at the Conservative Party Conference, he said he is ‘ready to double down’ on his promise to ‘do whatever it takes’ to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Part of the doubling down is to extend the inflated grants offered to all employers who recruit an apprentice.


This means employers can claim £4,000 for recruiting an apprentice between 16-18 who will bring new skills, new experiences, and motivations to a workforce.


Gateshead Council learningSkills deliver apprenticeship in admin, ICT, digital marketing, customer service, early years and school teaching assistant plus more. We offer a full and FREE recruitment service including face to face pre-assessments of all applicants, with up to 100% of the training funded. Business Development Manager John Shaw said ‘this really is great news for local employers.


The incentive of £4,000 was a huge success and is just what is needed to get young people into jobs with training. The economy is improving and more and more employers are turning to apprenticeships because of the huge business benefits, including the incentives.


Employers can recruit somebody full time for the equivalent of £52 a week’. To take advantage of the limited incentive period call Susan Newton NOW on 0191 433 8727, email apprenticeships@gateshead.gov.uk or complete our online form below for more information. If you have recently recruited a new member of staff and would like to offer them fully funded staff progression training, you could be entitled to the incentive.