What is the Cost and What Funding is Available?

  • You will need to pay your apprentice’s wage, but you may not have to pay anything else towards the apprenticeship.
  • If your company has less than 50 employees, the government will fully fund the apprenticeship training if the apprentice is 16-18 (up to 24 if they have an EHCP or are a care leaver).
  • If your company pays into the apprenticeship levy you will use these funds to pay for the apprenticeship training.
  • If you have more than 50 employees, but don’t pay the apprenticeship levy, the government will fund 95% of the training costs. However, if you are a Kent employer you may be able to access KCC’s levy funds. To access the levy you will need to meet a set criteria, please contact us for further information on this.
  • Depending on the circumstances of the apprenticeship, you may be entitled to incentive payments from the government.