Employer incentives for hiring apprentices

Blackpool & The Fylde College is helping businesses make the most of new government incentive cash for apprentices.

The college has pledged expert advice and support to help employers get new apprenticeships up and running.

Businesses that employ a new apprentice from now until January 2021 can receive up to £3,000 for each apprentice.

There are also cash incentives for businesses that employ a pre-apprentice with training costs also being met.

The new apprenticeship cash is available as part of the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ which was announced this summer. 

It is available to all employers – apprenticeship levy payers and non-levy payers. 

Laura May, business engagement executive at Blackpool and The Fylde College, said: “We already work with leading organisations and businesses across the North West to support their apprenticeship programmes.

“With the new cash incentives from the Government to encourage businesses to employ apprentices, we can provide expert advice and support to get apprenticeship programmes up and running.

“We do the hard work for businesses – identify and fulfilling training needs and matching the right apprentice to the right role.

“Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for businesses to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

“Recent government reforms to the way apprenticeships are delivered have created a wider range of high quality apprenticeships, more aligned to employers' needs.”

For more information, call 01253 504 327, email  apprenticeships@blackpool.ac.uk or visit blackpool.ac.uk/apprenticeships