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Incentives for employers hiring an apprentice extended

This article was kindly provided by Somerset Education Business Partnership

Incentives for employers hiring an apprentice extended until January 2022 

As part of the government’s £500 million Plan for Jobs expansion, businesses will be able to apply for a new payment of £3,000 for each apprentice they take on as a new employee between 1 April 2021 and 31 January 2022.

Hiring an apprentice is an effective way to grow talent and develop the skills that are relevant to your organisation. You will also be supporting a young person to gain a qualification and further their career prospects.

To receive free and impartial guidance on recruiting an apprentice, visit Skill Up Somerset >

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Top tips on recruiting young people into your business

Start today
At this time of year, many students are beginning to consider their future options.
If you are finding it difficult to recruit people with the right skills for your business, this is a great time for you to raise your business profile among young people.

Explore your options
On our website you can find recruiment tips and advice on the range of qualifications that include opportunities to recruit young people into your business, such as T-Levels and apprenticeships.

Assess your needs
You can also use our Employer Self Assesment Tool to find out how you can meet your future skills needs based on your current recruitment situation and the capacity you have available to tackle any skills shortages that you are facing now or into the future. 

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