Employ apprentices through financial support – is your business eligible for an AGE Grant?

AGE 16 to 24 is aimed at supporting businesses to grow by employing young people through the Apprenticeship programme.

The National Apprenticeship Service will provide Apprenticeship grants to eligible employers with less than 50 employees recruiting 16 to 24 year olds with a value of £1,500 per apprentice. AGE Grants are in addition to the training costs of the Apprenticeship framework which are met in full for young people aged 16 to 18 and 50% for those aged 19 to 23.

Subject to budget availability and the employer’s commitment to support the apprentice to the end of their programme, up to five grants can be made to any one employer.

AGE 16 to 24 Employer Fact Sheet

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.

Gain support with apprentice wages and equipment through the Realise Foundation

PM Training is further supporting employers wanting to offer young people employment by providing an extra £500, in addition to the AGE Grant, courtesy of the Aspire Group’s charity, the Realise Foundation. This is a unique regeneration charity created to unleash the potential of people and communities across North Staffordshire supports apprentices through lifelong learning and grants to access driving lessons, tool kits, business clothing and computer equipment.

*Subject to eligibility criteria and approval