Government grant available for apprentice employers

Government Grant

Is your business eligible for the grant?

Businesses with less than 1000 employees will be able to claim a grant of up to GBP 15,000 from the government if they recruit apprentices through Kensington and Chelsea College. The grant will pay GBP 1,500 per apprentice, funding a maximum of ten for each organisation. It is reserved for businesses that haven’t hired apprentices for at least a year, so check your eligibility before applying.

Sarah Walsh of the Whitechapel Gallery speaks about the apprentice scheme: “Apprentices have been less expensive to recruit and train than more experienced workers hired on the external labour market as on save on induction and further training costs. I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship programme to other organisations as giving people opportunities to learn on the job whilst offering them tailored training suits both business and individual.”