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Here are some employer FAQs about apprenticeships. If there is anything else you would like to know or you are considering apprenticeship training for your business, give us a call on 0161 480 8171 or click the ‘Contact Us’ button below.
If your annual wage bill is over £3 million, the cost of training will be funded by your apprenticeship levy. We can help you to navigate your Apprenticeship Service account to access this funding.
If your wage bill is below the £3 million threshold, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) covers 95-100% of the training costs. The level of funding available is determined by the size of your business and the age of the apprentice.
|Size of business||Age of apprentice||Funding available*|
|Less than 50 employees||Aged 16-18||100% funding available|
|Less than 50 employees||Aged 19+||95% funding available|
|More than 50 employees||Aged 16+||95% funding available|
*Please note, some apprenticeships have accreditation costs which are not eligible for government funding.
If you are looking to recruit a new apprentice for your business, the government are set to extend the additional incentives – £4,000 for a 16-18 year old apprentice, and £3,000 for apprentices 19 years old and above – until the end of January 2022 but specifics will be confirmed at the Spending Review on 27 October.
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