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SDB Accountancy Services providing financial services throughout the North East of England.
Servicing Business within \nthe North East for 10 years
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Apprenticeship incentive and Youth Contract.

Friday, 20 April 2012
Incentives are still available to take on Apprentices.

Apprenticeship incentive.

£1500 is available to employers recruiting a 16-24 year old as an apprentice working a minimum of 30 hours per week. The funding can be accessed for up to a maximum of 3 people.

Payment is made in 2 phases £750 at week 8 and £750 at month 12.The £1500 is in addition to the apprenticeship training costs which are met in full for young people aged 16-18 and 50% for those aged 19-24.

This incentive is focused on employers which have not taken on an apprentice in the last three years. Further information is available at

Youth Contract. 

This relates to a wage incentive and is available for employment from 16 hours or more per week. There is a part-time rate of £1137.50 between 16 and 29 hours and a full-time rate of £2275.00 for 30 hours or more. The job still has to be a sustained job that is expected to last for at least 26 weeks.

The incentive is paid to employers recruiting anyone aged 18-24 from   the Work Programme. Further information is available at

Note: Employers are not eligible to claim the Apprenticeship and Youth Contract incentives together.   

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