Apprenticeship grant: employer fact sheet

Apprenticeship grant for employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24), eligibility information and how to apply.

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AGE 16 to 24 employer fact sheet

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The AGE 16 to 24 grant for employers aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the apprenticeship programme.

The Skills Funding Agency will provide AGE 16 to 24 to eligible employers, in respect of qualifying apprentices, with an individual value of £1,500.

AGE 16 to 24 is for employers with fewer than 50 employees, who are new to apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous 12 months. Employers can be paid up to 5 grants in total.

To discuss your eligibility:

  • employers who are already linked to a training provider should consult their training provider for further advice
  • employers who are not already linked to a training provider can complete the online enquiry form or call 08000 150 600 - an adviser will contact you to discuss the support available in more detail
  • you can also contact your local training provider direct - search for a training provider
Published 6 November 2014
Last updated 2 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated employer fact sheet.

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  4. Updated fact sheet for 2016.

  5. Updated employer fact sheet.

  6. First published.