UK: incentives for apprentice recruitment
The British International Freight Association (Bifa), which represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it welcomes that the government is extending the period of time that companies can access cash incentives for hiring new apprentices.
The cash incentives were first introduced in August 2020 and offered businesses between GBP 1,500 and GBP 2,000 to take on apprentices. They were increased to GBP 3,000 for all apprentices between February and September. The government has now prolonged the scheme by four months until the end of January.
Carl Hobbis, Bifa executive director: “The extension in funding support is a further reason for our members to consider the apprenticeship pathway as a means of adding fresh talent to the industry.” (cj)