An update on the opportunities that currently exist for your New Forest business to take advantage of incentive payments and support in employing an apprentice.

Up to £2,000 is available when you hire new apprentices between now and 31 January 2021. The payment is in addition to the existing £1,000 you get for taking on an apprentice who is aged 16-18 years old or under 25 and has an education, health or care plan, or who has been in the care of their local authority.

Solent Apprenticeships Hub helps businesses to develop opportunities for Apprentices and matches them to an appropriate provider. Their Apprenticeships Adviser Leon Crouch talks about what’s involved, how Solent Apprenticeships Hub can help, and also discusses some other opportunities for businesses and trainees such as the Kickstart Scheme and T-Level qualifications.