Time is running out to claim the apprentice incentive
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan said this week there are ‘no plans to extend the current apprenticeship incentives beyond their cut-off date on September 30. In an exclusive interview as part of the All About Apprenticeships podcast from the HomeServe Foundation, the Minister said the incentives, which offered grants to SMEs taking on an apprentice, had a deliberate time limit in order to force employers to take on an apprentice now. The Government is currently offering £3000 per newly recruited apprentice, regardless of age from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. Claims are made via the DAS portal by the employer, claim window for this new incentive opened on June 1, 2021
Interested in hiring an apprentice? Get in touch today.
The deadline is 30th September 2021
Information: the National Careers Service results day webinars for parents/carers
We recognise that it has been a challenging year for students and want to equip parents and carers with advice to support their children on the day.
Click the links below to sign up to one of the webinars and get:
tips on how your child can prepare for results day
advice about their options
advice about leaving education and exploring careers
signposting to useful sources
an opportunity for Q&A
30th July Webinar 3rd August Webinar 4th August Webinar
Are you interested in completing a Career Skills Assessment?
Understanding yourself can help you work out what careers you may enjoy working in. You can use this information to explore careers that interest you in more detail. The National Careers Service has a Careers Skills Assessment and Skills Health check that you can use to help.
A skills assessment can be helpful at any stage of your career, like when you:
- start your career
- return to work
- progress your career
Transferable skills are a set of skills that you’re good at. You can build them up over time, through work, volunteering, education, and life. You can apply these skills to a range of jobs.
You may want to take an assessment to help you:
- find out what interests and motivates you
- identify your skills
- find out what you can do with the skills you have
Visit the Skills Assessment here
Visit the Skills Health Check here