The Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GM AGE) is an incentive scheme for employers who have not employed an apprentice, either in the last 12 months or at all. It provides a grant to help support an employer’s costs associated with employing and training a young person on an Apprenticeship.


Up to three GM Age Grants of £1,500 are available to any employer meeting the following criteria:        

  • The apprentice’s workplace is in Greater Manchester.
  • The company employs fewer than 250 employees.
  • The company does not have any staff currently undertaking an Apprenticeship.
  • If the company has previously employed an apprentice, it is more than 12 months since their last apprentice completed their programme, unless the apprentice is progressing from an Advance to Higher Apprenticeship.
  • The Apprentice recruited is aged between 16 and 24.

For further information, please contact the Marketing Team on 01706 631 417.