Grants available

The West of England Apprenticeship Grant for Employers is an incentive scheme for employers who wish to employ an apprentice. It provides a grant to help support an employer’s costs associated with employing and training a young person on an apprenticeship.

Many of the WTPN training organisations and colleges can utilise these grants to help your business fund your Apprentice programme.

Is my business eligible to claim the basic £1,500 apprenticeship grant?

An employer will be eligible where they meet the following criteria:

  • They are based within the programme area, that being the administrative boundaries of the Local Authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City and South Gloucestershire

  • They have fewer than 250 employees

  • They have declared that they are not able to take on an Apprentice/s without an AGE grant

Is my business eligible to claim the incentive £2,500 apprenticeship grant?

An employer will be eligible where they meet the following criteria:

  • They are based within the programme area, that being the administrative boundaries of the Local Authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City and South Gloucestershire

  • They have fewer than 250 employees

  • They have declared that they are not able to take on an Apprentice/s without an AGE grant

  • They take on an Apprentice that meets one or more of the following incentive criteria: 

    • STEM

    • Construction

    • Level 3 or Higher

    • BAME

Please find all full details of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership scheme here at the Apprenticeship Hub West site.

If your business or organisation is based in North Somerset, you can access the National Age Grant:

 

The AGE 16 to 24 grant for employers aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the apprenticeship programme.

The Skills Funding Agency will provide AGE 16 to 24 to eligible employers, in respect of qualifying apprentices, with an individual value of £1,500.

AGE 16 to 24 is for employers with fewer than 50 employees, who are new to apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous 12 months. Employers can be paid up to 5 grants in total.

To discuss your eligibility for the National scheme, you need to contact one of our Apprenticeship organisations or colleges.

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