On 4 October the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, announced the extension of the £3000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice until the end January 2022.

The key eligibility and application details are outlined below.

For apprentices with an employment start date from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021:

Employers still have time to apply, applications close on 30 November 2021.
Apprentices must have an employment start date from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. They must also have an apprenticeship start date from 1 April 2021 to 30 November 2021.

NEW!
For apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022:

Employers can recruit now and apply later! Applications will open in January 2022.
Apprentices must have an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022.

How employers apply

To receive the payment, employers must submit an application for each eligible apprentice using their apprenticeship service account. Our how to video provides a step-by-step guide.

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