Recruitment & Incentives

How Does Apprentice Recruitment Work?

Apprentice recruitment can help improve your business. Our apprentice recruitment team understands that finding the right apprentice is important for each of our employers. We also take great pride offering a high quality service. Whether it’s for a single apprentice, or a multiple apprenticeship vacancies campaign, we can help attract and recruit a new generation of top talent.

Our free service offers multiple recruitment solutions. All of which can be tailored to provide a bespoke service to meet each of your needs.

You’ll be supplied with a dedicated Apprentice Recruitment Consultant who’ll place vacancies on apprenticeship websites and leading jobs boards to attract the right quality and volume of candidates for you. In addition, we’ll also search our internal database of existing apprentice applicants to identify the best candidates for interview and selection.

Cash Incentive Payment for Hiring a New Apprentice

It’s now been confirmed incentive payments will be made to employers who hire an apprentice with a contract start date between 1st August 2020 and 31st January 2022.

Therefore, if you want to qualify for the incentive payment, the apprentice must be a new employee and not have worked for the employer within the last six months prior to their contract start date.

However, another thing to remember is that apprentices who have a contract start date between 1st August 2020 and 31st January do not have to be hired as an apprentice. Meaning employees who start in your business through normal recruitment channels and meet the eligibility criteria can attract the new hire incentives.

This makes the incentive a beneficial side effect of starting a new team member on an apprenticeship within their first few months of employment.

There is no upper limit to the number of incentive payments an employer can claim, and two levels of payment are provided based on the age of the apprentice. These are set out below:

Hire an apprentice

In the same way existing learner incentive payments are scheduled, the incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice is paid in two equal instalments at month 3 and month 12.

To conclude, unlike the current incentive payments, which are managed through your training provider, the incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice is claimed directly through the Apprenticeship Service. Claims can be made from the 1st of September 2020.

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If you are intersted in hiring an apprentice then get in contact with The Tess Group and we can help!

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