Financial Assistance available if you employ or are employing Apprentices!

>22 Sep 2020



Financial Assistance available if you employ or are employing Apprentices

We in People 1st are delighted that the Department for the Economy (DfE) has developed an Apprenticeship Recovery Package for Northern Ireland that will channel financial support to local businesses to help the apprenticeship system respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. 


The Apprenticeship Recovery Package includes short term interventions which are targeted to reduce significant longer-term economic impacts. These interventions will reduce unemployment and ensure that employers continue to have access to people with the skills and qualifications needed to maintain productivity, to grow their businesses and to assist in closing the skills gap, ensuring that more people have a pathway to better paying jobs.


Apprenticeship Return, Retain and Result Scheme
As an employer, you may have had to furlough an apprentice under the terms of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. To help you return your apprentice(s) from furlough, and retain them until 31st March 2021 and on to successful completion of their apprenticeship, DfE will provide incentive payments to employers to support the return, retention and result for apprentices.

The total amount payable under the scheme will be a maximum of £3,700 per apprentice.

Recruitment of New Apprenticeships
This incentive is available to all employers to support the recruitment of new apprentices. As an employer, you will be eligible for up to £3,000 for each new apprenticeship opportunity created from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.


We will also be hosting two information briefings via zoom on:

Register by clicking zoom registration link beside the day you are looking to attend, once registered you will get a zoom invitation link to the information briefing.

Thursday 24 September 2020, 10:30 – 11:30 -


Monday 28 September 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 -


To  find out more contact us on 07308 232 416 or email

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