The AGE 16 to 24 grant has already helped thousands of employers to grow their business by employing an apprentice. It 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 grant was due to run out in December 2013, but has now been extended for a further year until 31st December 2014, subject to eligibility and availability.
Who is eligible?
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 previous 12 months.
To discuss your eligibility please contact a member of the Cornwall Training Provider Network by clicking on their links at the bottom of this page.