Apprenticeship Boost is a payment to employers of apprentices in their first or second year of training, available from August 2020 to December 2023. The first-year apprentice subsidy to employers will change to $500 per month from 5 August 2022, matching the second-year apprentices’ subsidy which will remain at $500 per month.

This scheme is administered by the Ministry of Social Development with the Work and Income website providing the application details.

The following information has been provided by the Tertiary Education Commission. Please direct all questions to the Ministry of Social Development: apprenticeship_boost@msd.govt.nz.