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Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24)

AGE 16 to 24 has already helped thousands of employers to grow their business by employing an apprentice. AGE 16 to 24 is available until 31 December 2014, subject to eligibility and availability. Could it help you too?

 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.

The National Apprenticeship Service will provide AGE 16 to 24 to eligible employers, in respect of qualifying apprentices, with an individual value of £1,500. Employers can be paid ten grants in total during the lifetime of the initiative.

AGE 16 to 24 targets employers with less than 1000 employees, who are new to Apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous12 months.


To discuss your eligibility:

  • Contact your local Training Provider direct - search for a Training Provider.
  • Complete the online web enquiry form or call the National Apprenticeship Service on 08000 150 600; An adviser from the National Apprenticeship Service will contact you to discuss the support available in more detail 


Further information

View/download our latest fact sheets, guides and presentation for further information on the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds. 


AGE has allowed us to employ an apprentice as an extra member of staff which we couldn’t have done without the help of the grant. We think the scheme is really beneficial and we are already looking at employing another apprentice next year.

(Sarah Lock, Owner of Harbourside Fish and Chips)

“AGE 16 to 24 has made the worthwhile decision to hire an apprentice even more cost effective. The grant helped meet the costs of taking on a new member of staff, and in effect the grant is being re-invested into the business, to help it grow.”

(Dr Tehir Nadeem, Owner of Solihull Dental Practice)


Last Updated: 29/10/2014

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Access to work

Employing people with Learning Difficulties/Disabilities in Apprenticeships

Apprentices are in scope for Access to Work (a specialist disability service from Jobcentre plus). It can help fund support or adaptations beyond the reasonable adjustments which an employer is legally obliged to provide under the Equality Act.
For more information regarding eligibility please visit the website.