Recruiting an apprentice: 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 Payments for businesses, announced  in the Chancellor’s March 2021 budget.
To benefit from the Government’s Cash Payment your apprentice will need to be in place by 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: 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 WageAnnual Salary CostManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£4,000 fee is 95% funded by government)Cash payment from governmentTotal Apprenticeship Cost
Age 16-17: £185/week or £4.62/hour£9,620£962£200-£3,000£7,782
Age 18-20: £262/week or £6.56/hour£13,644£1,364£200-£3,000£12,208
Age 21-22: £334/week or £8.36/hour£17,388£1,738£200-£3,000£16,326
Age 23+ £356/week or £8.91/hour£18,532£1,853£200-£3,000£17,585

Supply Chain/Warehouse Apprentice: 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 WageAnnual Salary CostManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£3,000 training fee is 95% funded by government)Cash payment from governmentTotal Apprenticeship Cost
Age 16-17: £185/week or £4.62/hour£9,620£962£150-£3,000£7,732
Age 18-20: £262/week or £6.56/hour£13,644£1,364£150-£3,000£12,158
Age 21-22: £334/week or £8.36/hour£17,388£1,738£150-£3,000£16,276
Age 23+ £356/week or £8.91/hour£18,532£1,853£150-£3,000£17,535

Customer Service Practitioner Apprentice: 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 WageAnnual Salary CostManagement Fee for the EDA Apprenticeships Plus serviceYour 5% contribution to training fee (£3,500 training fee is 95% funded by government)Cash payment from governmentTotal Apprenticeship Cost
Age 16-17: £185/week or £4.62/hour£9,620£962£175-£3,000£7,757
Age 18-20: £262/week or £6.56/hour£13,644£1,364£175-£3,000£12,183
Age 21-22: £334/week or £8.36/hour£17,388£1,738£175-£3,000£16,301
Age 23+ £356/week or £8.91/hour£18,532£1,853£175-£3,000£17,530