Employer funding to take on an apprentice 

The team at Northern Skills Group are on hand to discuss any available funding options for your business and support you with eligibility criteria along with how to apply. Funding may be available to support the cost of your apprentice’s training and their salary.

Government Apprenticeship Grant Deadline

The current apprenticeship grant which provides employers in England with a payment for each new apprentice hired will be extended for a further six months to September. Employers who hire a new apprentice between the below dates will receive £3,000, regardless of the their age.

This is on top of the £1,000 payment already provided for new apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, meaning that some employers could receive £4,000 in total.

The deadline for grant applications for apprentices that started in their role before 1st April 2021 is the 31st May 2021.

For apprentices that started after 1st April 2021, the grant deadline is 30th September 2021.

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Tees Valley Combined Authority Support Grant

An Apprenticeship Support Grant is available to SME’s identified by Tees Valley Combined Authority as being in one of the above Priority Sectors. The following funding is available:

  • Apprentices Aged 16-18 – Grant of £3,000 is available
  • Apprentices Aged 19+ – Grant of £2,000 is available       

For any employers who do not fall into one of the above Priority Sectors, the following Grant is available:

  • Apprentices Aged 19+ – Grant of £500 is available

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Access up to 33% funding for business growth projects.

Tees Valley Business Compass can provide you with tailored funding and support to help your business grow.

  • You can access funding for:
  • †Developing marketing strategies †
  • Getting your business online †
  • Workforce training plans †
  • Product and service development †
  • Business process review †
  • Plus many more!


Skills Support for the Workforce

Available to businesses with fewer than 250 employees, this support is designed to help individuals up-skill and improve their knowledge or for employees who need to fill a skills gap. Through the Skills Support for the Workforce Grant Northern Skills Group can offer you and your workforce a complete and tailored training solution aligned to your individual business needs.

To find out more about how Northern Skills Group can help access this grant or to discuss other funding available, contact us online or speak with a member of our team on 03453 40 40 40.

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