Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)

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

As an employer you are eligible for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24-year-olds (AGE 16-24) if:

  • You are a small to medium-sized (SME) businesses in England with 50 or fewer employees
  • Your new apprentice is the first your business has hired or the first for 12 months or longer
  • Your new apprentice is aged 16 to 24-years-old.

View the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers factsheet on GOV.UK

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