Don't forget - Government Apprenticeship Incentive Ends 31st May 2021

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training is urging employers to take advantage of the Government’s incentive scheme for new apprentices before it concludes at the end of May 2021.  

Commenting on the apprenticeship incentive scheme, Sally Lucas, Executive Director at Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training said:  “From August 2020 to March 2021, any employer who hired a new apprentice aged between the ages of 16-24 will receive a payment of £2,000. 

“In addition, employers looking to hire apprentices between 25 and over will also receive £1,500.  This payment is in addition to the existing £1,000 from the Government to help employers meet the needs of some groups of apprentices in the workplace. Employers must apply for this incentive by 31st May 2021 if their apprentice started between August 2020 and March 2021.

“For apprentices who join organisations from 1st April 2021, the incentive payments have been increased for hiring a new apprentice. Employers could receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who join their organisation from 1st April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

"At Chamber Training, we are working closely with businesses across Coventry & Warwickshire so that we can design apprenticeships that are tailored towards their specific needs.  Our team can help employers to source the most suitable candidates and deliver a plan of learning for their future success.”

Chamber Training is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and wider vocational training and development in the region, with more than 30 years experience. The specialist team supports businesses in recruiting new talent as well as helping employers to upskill their existing workforce by designing and delivering tailored apprenticeships on a business by business basis.

To discuss how apprenticeships could benefit your business or to find out more about the government incentive scheme, contact Chamber Training's Business Development Team a call on 024 7623 1122 or