Eligible employers who have employed a new apprentice from 1 February 2012 will be able to apply for the grant, subject to all the other eligibility criteria.
The £1,500 is in addition to the costs of training which for young people aged 16 to 18 are already fully met by the National Apprenticeship Service.
*Subject to terms and conditions
**Small businesses (under 50) and Recruiting an Apprentice for the first time (or not within the last 3 financial years). A small number of grants will be made available to medium businesses (under 250)