Age Apprenticeship Grant for Employers

This online registration form is for providers to register Apprenticeship Starts for the Liverpool City Region AGE grant from 1st January 2017 until 31st March 2017 – should funding be available

The Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship grants are available to all Liverpool City Region based Small to Medium Sized Business employing Apprentices aged 16 to 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.

Grants will support Apprenticeship Frameworks rather than new Standards or Trailblazers where other Apprenticeship incentives are included in the programme.

What grants are available?

  • £3,000 could be available to SMEs recruiting 16-18 year old Apprentices who have not recruited a new Apprentice in the last 6 months;
  • £2,500 could be available to SMEs 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 SMEs recruiting Advanced or Higher Apprentices.

In a change to the previous expression of interest process – Apprentices should have started with the employer to submit an expression of interest.

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