New apprentice support grant

This grant is for apprentices that started before 1 September 2020 only.

This grant supports smaller construction employers with the start-up costs when taking on a new apprentice.

Please note: Apprenticeship Attendance Grants must be claimed separately by completing the application form. Where CITB Apprenticeships are managing your apprentice your CITB Apprenticeship Officer will complete this for you.

You can apply if you:

If you are not sure whether you qualify, please contact us on 0344 994 4455 or use our webchat service.

This grant helps construction employers with some of the costs of taking on a new apprentice. For example, the cost of recruitment and associated start-up costs.

This grant is only available once for each individual apprentice. You won't be able to claim if you take on an apprentice whose previous employer claimed this grant.

The apprentice must be registered with an approved apprenticeship provider, and start the first year of their apprenticeship between 1 August 2019 and 31 August 2020.

The apprenticeship must be in an approved framework or standard which is eligible for CITB grant - please refer to the respective apprenticeship framework or standard for England and Wales, and Scotland

The application for this grant must be made within 20 weeks of an apprentice starting their apprenticeship.

The grant is £500 for each new apprentice taken on from 1 August 2019 to 31 August 2020.

We pay this grant by bank transfer. If you do not provide your company bank details in your application, there may be a delay in processing your application or rejected.

Fill in an online form to apply for this grant. You need to complete a form for each new apprentice you take on.

The application for this grant must be made within 20 weeks of an apprentice starting their apprenticeship.

You will be asked for the following information in your application:

  • your CITB employer registration number
  • your company bank account details including branch address
  • full name of the apprentice you're taking on
  • the apprentice's date of birth
  • the apprentice's National Insurance number
  • the start date of the apprenticeship
  • the title/type of apprenticeship
  • the name of the college or apprenticeship provider the apprentice is registered with.

Apply online for the New apprentice support grant