Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus

The $2,000 Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus (AESB) is available to employers who hire, register, and train an apprentice as part of their participation in the Employment Service program.

Who can participate?

The Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus will be delivered in two equal instalments over six months.

To be eligible for the first instalment, employers must:

  • Meet all requirements of placement employers participating in the Employment Service
  • Meet all the specific apprenticeship requirements to provide training in the trade, and
  • Hire and register the ES client as an apprentice.

To receive the second instalment, employers must:

  • Continue to employ the apprentice and provide on-the-job training for at least six months from the date that the apprentice was registered

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