New Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme | NI only


Financial incentive available to all employers to support the recruitment of new apprentices

Eligibility criteria:

This scheme is open to employers who take on an apprentice participating in the Department for the Economy funded ApprenticeshipsNI or Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes.

As part of the application process, checks will be made to ensure that apprentices on similar pathways have not been displaced to support recruitment if this is found to be the case eligibility may be impacted.

To note – programme eligibility excludes public sector employees.

Additional information:

The New Recruitment Incentive Scheme is now open for applications. Download the applicant claim form for the Apprenticeship Recruitment Incentive Scheme (PDF, 459K).

Please send completed forms or any queries you may have regarding the scheme or your application to

Support organisation:
  • Department for the Economy (DfE)
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