Funding Available for Small Business

Boost Your Business with an Apprenticeship

Funding available for non-Levy paying businesses

The government is introducing a new “STEP” funding offer that non-Levy-paying SMEs can access from 1st April 2019 – which will include:

SUPPORT: The government pays 95% of an SME’s training and assessment costs for the lifetime of the apprenticeship, any age, any level (up to funding band maximum).

TEEN GRANT: An extra £1,000 grant will be paid to any SME who takes on a 16 to 18 year old, or a 19 to 24 year old that has previously been in care.

ENTREPRENEUR OFFER: Businesses with fewer than 50 staff will also see 100% of training and assessment costs paid for if they recruit an apprentice aged 16 to 18.

PROVISION FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT: For SMEs who take on those with additional learning needs further support is also available.

To find out more about the campaign, visit the Get In. Go Far website, or contact a member of our dedicated apprenticeship team using the contact form below.

Contact form




Boost Your Business with an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships allow you to bring new talent through the ranks and train your team with the skills they need to help your business succeed.

Thousands of businesses around the country are taking on apprentices. These opportunities can:

  • Grow your business and solve recruitment challenges
  • Breed creativity and enthusiasm with new talent, or retain and up skill current staff
  • Provide training that’s tailored to the needs and requirements of your business – learning can even be done in your workplace, minimising disruption and maximising impact


Taking on an apprentice is easier than you think. You could even gain funding for taking someone on.

Want to find out more about taking on an apprentice? Contact our dedicated apprenticeships team and speak to one of our advisors. They will discuss the many options available to you and the next steps you need to take.


Tel: 020 8522 5759