Putting recent recruits onto an apprenticeship: how much does it cost?

On this page you’ll find a guide to costs for a selection of apprenticeships, taking into account the government’s Cash Payment, as announced in the 3 March 2021 budget.
To benefit from the government’s Cash Payment, your recent recruit will  have been employed by you for less than 6 months. They must be employed by you on 30 September 2021 and remain in post for at least 1 year – the duration of their apprenticeship.
At the EDA we support apprentices earning at least the National Minimum Wage, but this is a guide and you can pay more if you wish.

Trade Supplier Apprentice - for a recent recruit to your team: 40 hours a week

This is a Level 2 apprenticeship. Level 2 is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes, and is also referred to as an Intermediate apprenticeship. 

In England, apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher, and Degree level. 
Age / National Min WageManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£4,000 training fee is 95% funded by government)Total Annual Apprenticeship Cost (example)
Age 16-17: £192.40/week or £4.81/hour£1,000£200£11,240
Age 18-20: £273.20/week or £6.83/hour£1,420£200£15,826
Age 21-22: £367.20/week or £9.18/hour£1,909£200£21,203
Age 23+ £380/week or £9.50/hour£1,976£200£21,936

Supply Chain/Warehouse Apprentice - for a recent recruit to your team: 40 hours a week

This is a Level 2 apprenticeship. Level 2 is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes, and is also referred to as an Intermediate apprenticeship. 

In England, apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher, and Degree level. 
Age / National Min WageManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£3,000 training fee is 95% funded by government)Total Annual Apprenticeship Cost (example)
Age 16-17: £192.40/week or £4.81/hour£1,000£150£11,154
Age 18-20: £273.20/week or £6.83/hour£1,420£150£15,776
Age 21-22: £367.20/week or £9.18/hour£1,909£150£21,153
Age 23+ £380/week or £9.50/hour£1,976£150£21,886

Customer Service Practitioner Apprentice - for a recent recruit to your team 40 hours a week

This is a Level 2 apprenticeship. Level 2 is equivalent to 5 GCSE passes, and is also referred to as an Intermediate apprenticeship. 

In England, apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, Higher, and Degree level. 
Age / National Min WageManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£3,500 training fee is 95% funded by government)Total Annual Apprenticeship Cost (example)
Age 16-17: £192.40/week or £4.81/hour£1,000£175£11,179
Age 18-20: £273.20/week or £6.83/hour£1,420£175£15,801
Age 21-22: £367.20/week or £9.18/hour£1,909£175£21,173
Age 23+ £380/week or £9.50/hour£1,976£175£21,911