CITB Grant Available for Registered Companies Taking on Work Experience Placements

02 Nov 2023

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If you’re a CITB registered employer, you could be eligible for a grant if you offer a work experience placement, and a further grant if you directly employ the candidate after their placement.

Into Work grant supports employers to provide the work experience element of post-16 further education courses to enable progression for individuals into the construction industry.

Businesses can claim:

£500 work experience grant paid on completion of work experience.

£1,000 employment grant paid following three-months completed direct employment, for an individual who had earlier completed the work experience. This can include employment as part of an apprenticeship.

Who can apply for these grants?

You can apply for the work experience element of this grant for further education learners where the work experience starts on or after 1 September 2023, and then the employment element once they have been directly employed staff on the payroll for three months.

Grant for three-months direct employment is only available where the individual has previously completed eligible work experience, with the same employer, while on an approved further education course.

The work experience timeframe is determined by training provider but must last a minimum of 1 week or 30 hours to be eligible for this grant.

To find out more about offering work experience placements visit or email Nikki Spencer.