Apprenticeships for businesses

GM Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GM AGE)

Up to 3 GM AGE grants of £1,500 are available to any employer meeting the eligibility criteria. The model also includes additional incentive payments to encourage.

A GM AGE incentive is available to an employer offering any apprenticeship where:
  • The apprentice workplace is in GM
  • The company size is < 250 (Excludes the Council)
  • They have not employed an apprentice in the last 12 months.
  • The Apprentice is between the ages of 16 and 24.

The model also includes additional incentive payments to encourage:

  • Progressing a young person from a completed Traineeship to an Apprenticeship – £1,000 additional employer incentive.
  • Employing an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship – £1,000 additional employer incentive.
  • Support to providers supporting Trailblazer Standard – £1,000 provider incentive.
More information is available here (New Economy Manchester Website)