Apprenticeship Cash Payments until 30 September 2021

Build your team’s expertise and secure an apprenticeship cash payment

£3,000 in England and up to £4,000 in Wales

Announced by the Chancellor in the March 2021 budget, businesses in England can claim a £3,000 cash payment when they appoint an apprentice before 30 September 2021.

Announced by the Welsh Government, businesses can claim up up to £4,000 in apprenticeship cash payment. Find out more.

There are 2 ways to secure the cash payment:

1. Recruit a new apprentice

EDA Members & Affiliates are telling us that they are busier than ever.

If that’s your experience now could be the perfect time to use the EDA Apprenticeship Service and secure a new member of staff.

2. Put recent recruits onto an apprenticeship

As long as they have worked in your business for less than 6 months you can switch them on to an apprenticeship.

Upskill you team and keep them motivated and engaged in their role.

You'll find more information on both of these options below

Hundreds of apprenticeship options

The EDA Apprenticeship Service is open to all EDA businesses – wholesalers (EDA Members) and manufacturers/solution providers/service providers (EDA Affiliates).

The apprenticeship training you choose will vary depending on the nature of your business and the job role, but here are some of the most popular options:

  1. Trade Supplier: for staff working on the trade counter and warehouse
  2. Supply Chain/Warehouse Operative – for staff working solely in a warehouse environment
  3. Customer Service Practitioner – for staff selling via telephone
  4. Business Administrator
  5. Sales Executive
  6. Accounts/Finance Assistant
  7. Team leader/Supervisor
  8. Operational/departmental Manager
  9. Digital Marketeer

The team at EDA Apprenticeships Plus will work with you to make sure the apprenticeship training matches the job role.

For over 10 years, the EDA’s Apprenticeship Service has been delivered by our external partners at EDA Apprenticeships Plus.
Their expert team will handle all aspects of the apprenticeship journey for you.

More about recruiting a new apprentice

The EDA works with partners EDA Apprenticeships Plus. Their Hosting Service means:

  1. A member of staff for you (for at least 30 hours per week of work)
  2. All recruitment and management handled for you. Through the Hosting Service, EDA Apprenticeships Plus employs your apprentice on your behalf and you host them in your business. And even though you are not employing them you will still receive the government’s cash payment.

The EDA Apprenticeships Plus Hosting Service covers:

  • Full recruitment campaign:
    • advertising
    • shortlisting
    • pre-screening
    • eligibility checks
    • interview organisation
    • feedback to all candidates
  • Induction
  • HR support and advice, including contracts of employment and related administration
  • Performance management – reviews at months 1, 3 and 9
  • Payroll services
  • Health and safety checks
  • Mentoring support for you and your apprentice
  • Apprentice performance review, pastoral support and, if applicable, disciplinary management
  • Training provider sourcing, selection and contracting.
  • One EDA Product Knowledge Module
  • End Point Assessment (EPA) sourcing and contracting.

More about putting recent recruits onto an apprenticeship

By using the EDA Apprenticeship Service you’ll have access to the experts at EDA Apprenticeships Plus, our partners for over a decade.

They will work with you to identify a suitable programme for your member of staff and offer you a comprehensive service covering:

  • Health and safety checks
  • Mentoring support for you and your apprentice
  • Apprentice performance review and pastoral support
  • Training provider sourcing, selection and contracting
  • One EDA Product Knowledge Module
  • End Point Assessment (EPA) sourcing and contracting