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Fund title: Traineeship Employer Incentive

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Incentive payments to help employers offer high-quality work placements for young trainees

Application deadline:

Employers must make incentive claims for eligible placements by 21 October 2021

Fund description:

The Traineeship Employer Incentive will help employers to offer work placements to young people who are on a traineeship programme.

A traineeship is a programme of learning and training that is designed to help young people to develop the skills and experience needed to secure apprenticeships and other sustainable employment. A traineeship is delivered by a training provider but must include a work placement element with an employer.

In 2020 to 2021, employers can apply for a £1,000 incentive payment per learner for hosting a work placement that lasts for a minimum period of 70 hours delivered between 1 September 2020 and 31 July 2021 as part of a traineeship programme.

The scheme will help businesses with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. This includes providing facilities, uniforms or helping with travel costs. Businesses offering new traineeship opportunities will receive the £1,000 bonus for every trainee they take on, up to a maximum of 10 trainees. Employers can claim the cash incentive for all work placements that have been completed since 1 September 2020.

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