Apprenticeship Grants for Employers

As part of the Liverpool City Region Devolution agreement the Combined Authority now controls the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) for businesses based in Liverpool City Region. The Liverpool City Region will offer up to £4,000 for Liverpool City Region SME's employing local apprentices.

The Liverpool City Region apprenticeship grants are available to all Liverpool City Region based Small to Medium sized Enterprises employing apprentices aged between 16 and 24 who have not recruited a new apprentice in the last 6 months.

Employers are required to pay apprentices the National Minimum Wage for an employee’s age in order to be eligible for the grant.

  • £3,000 could be available to SME's recruiting 16-18 year old Apprentices who have not recruited a new apprentice in the last 6 months
  • £2,500 could be available to SME's recruiting 19-24 year old Apprentices who have not recruited a new apprentice in the last 6 months
  • An additional £1,000 bonus could be available to SME's recruiting advanced or higher apprentices.

The grant is available from 1st August 2016 until 31st December 2016 or until all funds are expended. Grants will be paid on a first come first served basis.

The grant is to support SME's with up to 249 employees. Eligible employers are those who have not recruited an apprentice in the last 6 months. Employers become eligible for grant payments after employing their apprentice for 13 weeks.

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