Funding

Are There Any Costs Involved?

There is usually no cost involved for the training of your Apprentice. The national minimum wage for an Apprentice is currently £3.30 per hour, however many employers pay their Apprentice’s more than this in line with developing skills and experience. The average weekly wage for an Apprentice is currently £170 per week.

*From April 2017, Apprentices will receive a minimum of £3.50 an hour.*

We work closely with employers and the National Apprenticeship Service and can often access grants and funding to assist employers to recruit an apprentice.

Please note that Salford City College is not responsible for granting funding, this is determined by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). We can, however, help you to establish eligibility and assist you in the funding process.

National Age Grant (16-24)

The National Age grant is available to employers outside of the Greater Manchester area, and administered by the Skills Funding agency. Eligible employers will receive the sum of £1500 per apprentice. National AGE grant is available until 31st December 2015, subject to availability. This means the Grant will be paid for apprentices with ILR start dates up to and including 31st December , subject to eligibility. The National AGE Grant is available to employers with between 0 – 50 employees.

GM Age Grant (16-24)

The GM Age Grant is available to employers within the GM area, and is administered by the New Economy. The GM Age grant is available for eligible apprentice starts until March 2016. The £1500 per apprentice start is the same, however additional incentives of £1000 are available if a) The Apprentices is an Advanced or Higher Apprentice, of b) the apprentice is an existing Trainee progressing from a completed Traineeship to Apprenticeship within a 4 week period. GM Age grant is available to employers that employ between 0 – 249 employees.

For more information contact us.