Apprenticeship voucher

For young people under 27 with little or no work experience, it is sometimes difficult to find paid work or an internship. The free Apprenticeship Voucher can provide a solution.

With an Apprenticeship Voucher, a young person who does an apprenticeship with a company for 5 to 10 months receives compensation for the work done. The employer receives a subsidy for this from the municipality.

Who are eligible?

  • All young people from Zoetermeer aged 18 to 27. From youth without diplomas to youth with a HBO/WO diploma (exception: students with HAVO/VWO diploma).
  • Pupils and/or school leavers from practical education and secondary special education (16 years and older) who have not yet found an internship placement.
  • Students from ROC (16 years and older) who have not yet been able to find a Vocational Guided Learning (BBL) program.
  • Young people not entitled to benefits.

Terms

  • The young person himself must find a company where the internship can be done. This can also be a company outside Zoetermeer.
  • The employer with whom the internship is done applies for the Apprenticeship Voucher.
  • The application form is requested by the employer from the Werkgevers Servicepunt Zuid-Holland Centraal.
  • Has the employer applied for the Apprenticeship Voucher? Then the young person and the employer enter into an Apprenticeship Agreement (downloadable below) .

Fees

Youth reimbursement

  • Young people aged 16-17 years receive an allowance of €400 net per month including vacation pay and based on 32 hours per week during the employer's agreement.
  • Young people aged 18-27 receive €600 net per month including vacation pay based on 32 hours per week.

Compensation for entrepreneurs

As an employer, you get:

  • for young people aged 16-17 a subsidy of €400 net per month based on 32 hours per week
  • for young people aged 18-27, a subsidy of €600 net per month based on a 32-hour per week

You can add a co-payment on top of the grant to increase the student/young person's salary.

As an employer, you are required to pay the premiums. You may not pay this from the subsidy funds.

Offering internships as an entrepreneur?

Would you, as an entrepreneur, like to know more about the possibilities of filling internships via a Leerwerkcheque in your company? Then contact the Werkgevers Servicepunt Zuid-Holland Centraal.

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