Claim – Cambridgeshire

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) of 16 to 24 year olds in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire supports employers who would not otherwise be in a position to support individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme.

The scheme is being administered by Peterborough City Council on behalf of both counties.

The apprenticeship grants for employers will be paid in one lump sum after week 10 of the apprentice programme.

Eligible employers may receive up to 5 grants in any one-year period; the values of the apprenticeship grants for employers are as follows:

  • £2000 for each apprentice who is aged 16 to 18 at the time they start their apprenticeship
  • £1500 for each apprentice who is aged 19 to 24 at the time they start their apprenticeship

Read more information on recruiting an apprentice here.

Eligibility

  • You must have fewer than 250 employees in total
  • Start a new employee on an apprenticeship or place an existing employee on an apprenticeship programme on or after the 1 August 2016
  • Commit to continuously employ that apprentice for a minimum of 12 months, or as long as it takes them to complete the apprenticeship
  • Confirm that you are aware of and do not breach any state aid rules by receiving the grant
  • Agree to pay the apprentice in-line with legal minimum requirements or more
  • Ensure that the apprenticeship is delivered by a training organisation that is funded by the government to deliver Apprenticeship Frameworks

Application

If you believe you are eligible for the apprenticeship grant for employers, Baltic Training will help process your application. Visit our FAQs, see what our happy clients say with our employer’s apprenticeships case studies, call us on 01325 731 050 or fill out the form below.

For more information, please see the Cambridge and Peterborough AGE Fact Sheet and read more about the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers Process.