New Government Apprenticeship Scheme Opens

Employers of all sizes are invited to apply for generous cash incentives to help them take on new apprentices and get more people into work, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan has announced today.

As part of the government's Plan for Jobs, employers are being offered £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire aged under 25, and £1,500 for each newly recruited apprentice aged 25 and over. This includes taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant.

The cash boost is designed to support employers to cover the cost of recruiting an apprentice, such as providing facilities, uniforms, helping with travel costs, or helping to pay their salary.

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