Apprenticeship Boost is a payment to employers of apprentices in their first or second year of training, available from August 2020 to April 2022. Employers can receive up to 20 months of support with payments of $1,000 per month in apprentices’ first year and $500 per month in their second year.

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.