AGE Grant

AGE Grant

A grant of £1500 is available to employers when recruiting an apprentice between the ages of 16- 24 year old (eligibility criteria applies).

To be eligible for an AGE grant you must confirm that you:
• Are not able to recruit an apprentice without the grant
• Have fewer than 50 employees in the UK, as recorded by the Employer Data Service (EDS)
• Have not had an employee start an Apprenticeship in the 12 month period before the start date of the first apprentice for whom you apply for the grant*. If you are eligible, you can claim up to five grants during the time the grant is available
• Understand that you do not have to wait 12 months between the first and any subsequent applications. Only one grant will be paid per employer for any particular individual
• Commit to employ your apprentice(s) for a minimum of 12 months on the Apprenticeship programme or the time it takes them to complete their Apprenticeship, whichever is the greater
• Agree to pay the apprentice in line with legal minimum requirements or more
• Based on funding rules as at December 2016. Future changes may affect this incentive.

If you are interested in finding out more or need advice on Apprenticeships, please contact Adult Learning Apprenticeships on 01296 383470 or email inbusiness@buckscc.gov.uk