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£4,000 bonus payment for taking on a new apprentice – available from April

The government’s new scheme to help support employers recruit new apprentices in to their business is available from 1st April. The bonus payment of up £4,000 offers a unique opportunity to find new talent and open the door for new careers for people all ages.

If you are an employer and you decide to take on a new apprentice between 1st April 2021 and 30th September 2021, you will be able to claim a £3,000 incentive payment. If the apprentice you hire is aged 16-18, has been in the care of their local authority or has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) you will receive an additional £1,000.

How can I access the incentive scheme?

Contact our team now and talk to us about the role or roles you need in your business. We will work with you to produce job descriptions, walk you through the paperwork, advertise your vacancies, pre-screen all applicants and put forward the very best candidates for you to choose from.

Once you have recruited your apprentices, we will provide on-going support to you and your new staff member/s, and help you access the funding which can be used for any purpose and does not have to be paid back.

Why should I work with The Chesterfield College Group?

As a large college of Further Education, we have access to 1000s of students every year, many of who are completing their courses now and are ready to undertake an apprenticeship. As we approach the end of the academic year, we will begin matching students with roles due to start in the next few months. We also have an extensive talent pool of high calibre candidates (of all ages) who are waiting for the right apprenticeship opportunity.

Our learning centres in Derby, Nottingham and Manchester provide apprentices to small and medium-sized employers, as well as large national brands – we also have apprenticeship candidates who are available now in these locations.

With over 20 years’ experience of supporting apprentices in the workplace, an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rating at our Learning Unlimited Derby centre, and a joint fifth national ranking in the current NICDEX (league table of colleges based on measures which include employer satisfaction and apprenticeship growth), we are the preferred provider for many employers who want to grow their workforce through apprenticeships.

Get in touch

Email the apprenticeship team directly at info@learningunlimiteduk.com or call us on 0345 850 1055.

If you are looking for an apprenticeship, please check our live vacancies and apply online.