Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan, announced last week (27 January) that employers can now apply for a £1000 cash boost to help them take on new trainees.
The cash boost – which is available until 31 July 2021 - will help businesses with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. This includes providing facilities, uniforms or helping with travel costs. Businesses offering new traineeship opportunities will receive the £1,000 bonus for every trainee they take on with up to a maximum of 10 trainees. Employers can claim the cash incentive for all work placements that have been completed since 1 September.
Full details and the employer registration form can be found here.