CITB update on advanced payment of apprenticeship grants
Apprenticeships are essential to safeguarding the future of the construction industry amid the skills shortage. The coronavirus outbreak is putting employers, in particular smaller firms, under extreme pressure and CITB will continue to support them through this crisis.
CITB are supporting construction employers during COVID 19 by providing advanced payment of apprenticeship attendance grants for 2nd and 3rd year apprentices to help ensure future skills are retained in the construction industry amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The payments will be made from 6 April for apprentices already subject to CITB grant support and who are currently in the second or third year of their apprenticeship for the remainder of the year. The payments are expected to be able to support 7,500 apprentices, and will advance up to £2,500 in attendance grant at a time when retaining apprentices is critical.
For employers to access this support they need to apply for the grant – the application form can be found here.
Further information from the CITB can be accessed here.
If you require any further information on the support available from the CITB or have any questions, please email [email protected].