Apprenticeship Return, Retain and Result Scheme | NI only


The Apprenticeship Return, Retain & Result Scheme (RRR) provides incentive payments to employers to support the return, retention and result for apprentices

Eligibility criteria:

This scheme is open to employers participating in the Department for the Economy funded ApprenticeshipsNI or Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes, who return apprentices furloughed via the UK Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to work.

Additional information:

The total amount payable under the scheme will be a maximum of £3,700 per apprentice, distribution as follows:

  • Return - £500 per returned furloughed apprentice payable for the first full month of paid apprenticeship between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2022.
  • Retain – maximum of £2,000 available: £500 per month for up to 4 consecutive months of paid apprenticeship following the 'return' month between 1 December 2020 and 31 March 2022.
  • Result - £1,200 for successful completion of all apprenticeship components by a returned furloughed apprentice.

Applications for the return element of this scheme must be submitted by 30 November 2021.

Support organisation:
  • Department for the Economy (DfE)
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