Funding and incentives

You can get help from the government:

  • to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment
  • as an incentive payment for other costs
Carpentry apprentices and supervisor carrying joists

Help to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment

The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not.

You pay the levy if you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year.

If you do not need to pay the levy

You pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your apprentice unless you have 49 or less employees and the apprentice is under 19 when they start. You need to:

  • agree a payment schedule with the training provider
  • pay them directly for the training

The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. They’ll pay it directly to On Site Bristol.

Incentives schemes are also in place but are frequently changing.  For the latest information on Government grants please click here or get in touch with us for some advice.

Construction Skills Grant

These grants are only available to companies registered with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Registering with CITB is your choice, we recommend you click on the following link to decide whether you would like to do this, as some companies may need to pay into a Levy pot depending on your annual turnover.

If you decide to go down this route, the apprenticeship grant covers:

  • off-the-job attendance with an approved apprenticeship provider of £2,500 per year, paid every 13 weeks and
  • an achievement grant of £3,500 on completion.