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Our Response to the Budget Announcement

In today’s Budget, the Chancellor has announced that more financial support will be available to employers who hire apprentices.

The Association of Apprentices welcomes this announcement as we know that apprentices are the lifeblood of the nation’s economic recovery and support all our futures. As we rebuild after Covid, providing opportunities for everyone to get back on their feet is vital.

Apprentices have been especially hard hit during the pandemic; more often than not being the first to bear the brunt of job losses and being furloughed. Incentivising employers to hire more apprentices is exactly what’s needed to get these predominantly young people back into work.

Apprenticeships are a brilliant way to provide the skills that employers need – and would-be apprentices right across the country and from all backgrounds are crying out for opportunities.

Chair of the Association of Apprentices, Sir Peter Estlin says, “Today’s additional support for employers makes great business sense - for the economy and for the next generation of UK talent - it's a win, win!"

You can find out more about the Budget here.