Employer Agreement

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All employers accessing apprenticeship funds through the apprenticeship service must accept an Employer Agreement with the Agency.  You should review and accept updates to the employer agreement to ensure that you continue to access funding for your apprenticeships under the latest terms and conditions.

A variation of the current Employer Agreement (20 January 2021) has been produced to include terms for the extension to the Incentive Payments for Hiring a New Apprentice. The policy for the incentive payments applies from 1st August 2020 to 31 March 2021.  By accepting the 20 January 2021 employer agreement, you will be on the most up to date terms and will be able to apply for incentive payments for apprentices who start their apprenticeship between the 1 February 2021 and 31 March 2021.

If you are on an older, pre-January 2020 agreement you will be unable to apply for an employer incentive until you accept the January 2020 agreement (as varied on 20 August 2020 and 20 January 2021).  You will also be unable to access other functionality in the apprenticeship service until you accept the latest agreement.

You can check when you accepted the agreement by taking the following steps on the apprenticeship service:

  1. Go to the ‘Your organisations and agreements’ section of your apprenticeship service account.
  2. Find the table at the bottom of the page, with the list of agreements your organisation has accepted.
  3. Click ‘View’ next to the relevant agreement.
  4. Check the date next to ‘Accepted on’.



Agreement 1 - Version 1

20th Jan 2017

Agreement 1 - Version 2

1st Apr 2018

Agreement 2 – Version 1

9th Jan 2020

Agreement 2 – Version 2

20th Aug 2020

Agreement 2 - Version 3

20th Jan 2021


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