employer information

Employer Information

In today’s highly competitive markets, it is increasingly important to have a skilled, motivated workforce. The Training Trust is able to provide high quality structured training to meet your needs.

Benefits for Employers

When employers take on a 16-18 year old on an apprenticeship , they receive £1,000 to help meet the extra costs associated with this. This will be paid to employers in two equal instalments at 3 months and 12 months. These payments are made to employers via their training provider, who will pass the money on.

What we can offer you:

  • Access to government funded programmes
  • Fully supported training
  • Regular feedback on your employee’s progression
  • Full cost commercial course
  • Training for current staff
  • Complete recruitment service

You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training.

The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You pay the levy if you are an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year.

If you don’t need to pay the levy:

You pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your apprentice. You need to:

  • agree a payment schedule with us
  • pay directly for the training

The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. This is paid directly to us as the training organisation.

If you pay the levy:

You will receive funds to spend on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will add 10%.You can set up your account here.

Financial support for apprenticeships

As England adjusts to the new normal, the Government has introduced financial support to help employers hire new apprentices. Through apprenticeships, you can build competitive skills to encourage growth in your organisation. Apprenticeships will be more important than ever in helping businesses to recruit the right people and develop the skills they need to recover and grow – both now and in the long-term.

Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

For new apprentices who joined your organisation between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021 aged:

  • 16 to 24, employers will receive £2,000
  • 25 and over, employers will receive £1,500

You must apply for these apprentices before 31 May 2021.

Employers will receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

You can apply for incentive payments for these apprentices from 1 June 2021 to November 2021.

You can only apply for new apprentices who joined your organisation between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021. You cannot apply for an existing employee who joined your organisation before 1 August 2020, even if they started an apprenticeship after this date.

The Government cannot make any payments until they have received and verified your organisation and finance details. This could take up to 3 months and they may contact someone from your organisation.

Payments are made in 2 equal instalments for each apprentice. The first payment is sent after an apprentice completes 90 days of their apprenticeship and the second is sent after 365 days.

They will make payments by Bacs on the 14th working day of the month. It usually takes 3 working days to process.

After you apply, you can view applications, estimated payment dates and check the status of each payment in your apprenticeship service account.

The payment is in addition to the existing £1,000 you’ll already get for taking on an apprentice who is:
  • aged 16 to 18 years old
  • under 25 and has an education, health and care plan or has been in the care of their local authority

How the incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice works

You’ll get the payment in 2 equal instalments. You will be eligible for 50% of the payment 90 days after the apprentice’s start date, and the remaining 50% after the apprentice completes 365 days of their apprenticeship.

The apprentice will need to be in employment and undertaking their apprenticeship at these times as evidenced in the Individualised Learner Record.