Employers employing an Apprentice aged between 16 and 18 at the start of their Apprenticeship, will receive a payment of £1,000
Employers recruiting an Apprentice who is aged between 19 and 24 who has an education, health and care plan provided by the local authority or a 19- to 24-year-old who has been in the care of the local authority will also receive a £1,000 incentive payment. In addition 100% of the training and assessment costs will be covered.
Employers with fewer than 50 employers will have 100% of the training and assessment costs covered when recruiting an Apprentice who is 16-18 year old.
Levy Paying Employers in Wales
Welsh Levy paying employers do not see a direct return for their Levy contribution, however Apprenticeships are fully funded, regardless of whether the employer is a levy payer or not and there are no employee age restrictions.
There is no cap on the amount of Apprenticeship funding an employer based in Wales can access and there are opportunities to take Apprenticeships in Welsh, bi-lingual or English mediums.
Who is eligible for Apprenticeship funding in Wales?
16-19 year olds accessing Apprenticeships (at all levels) irrespective of the length of time the learner has been in their role.
Learners aged 20+ accessing Apprenticeships (at all levels) irrespective of the length of time the learner has been in their role – however there is a restriction on number of learners who undertake a Level 2 only Apprenticeship in Business Admin, Hairdressing and Beauty, Customer Service and Retail.