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Apprenticeship incentive payments extended

In aid to create and support more jobs post-Covid-19, the incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice has been extended for a further two months to 31 March 2021 - this includes recruiting apprentices who have been made redundant.

To help support employers who hire new apprentices, it was recently announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak that from 01 August 2020 to 31 March 2021, firms who hire an apprentice aged 16 to 24 will receive £2,000 - in addition to the existing £1,000 incentive for those aged 16-18 years old - and for apprentices aged 25 and over will be paid £1,500.

The payment can be used to support your organisation’s cost for hiring a new apprentice such as uniforms, travel expenses or towards their salary - there is no need to pay the money back.

You can get more government guidance - including how to apply - on incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice here.

At ESPO, we can help support your organisation with purchasing apprenticeship training services through our 554 Apprenticeship Dynamic Purchasing System (ADPS). With different types of apprenticeships training available, the solution covers a wide range of areas for learning all across the UK.

Find out more about ESPO’s ADPS solution

We’ve put together some useful documents to help you find out more about the ADPS and how to access the solution. Click the links below to get more information and guidance:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
How to access the framework - ProContract User Guidance
How to access the framework - Non ProContract User

You can download the ADPS user guide here to find out further information or get in touch with our dedicated team on 0116 294 4072 or email

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