The Government is keen to encourage employers to take on apprentices, especially younger apprentices. At the moment there is an incentive scheme in place called the Apprenticeship Grant For Employers (sometimes abbreviated to AGE). The availability of the grants has been extended until July 2017. This is open to employers that:
· Haven’t taken on a new apprentice for at least a year
· Are recruiting an apprentice who is aged 16-24
· Has fewer than 50 employees
There is more information on eligibility and how to apply here.