Employer Agreement

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All employers accessing apprenticeship funds through the apprenticeship service must accept an Employer Agreement with the Education and Skills Funding 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 to the current Employer Agreement (11 January 2022) has been produced to include terms for the extension to the Incentive Payments for Hiring a New Apprentice. By accepting the 11 January 2022 employer agreement, you will be on the most up to date terms and will be able to apply for incentive payments for new apprentices who joined your organisation between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022.

Please note: You will be able to view and sign the latest agreement and apply for the incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice in your apprenticeship service account from 11 January 2022. 

If you are on an older, pre-January 2020 agreement you will be unable to access certain functionality 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

1st May 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

Agreement 2 – Version 4

19th May 2021

Agreement 2 – Version 5

11th January 2022

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