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Hiring aids for a learning contract

Verified 17 January 2023 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of Vocational Training

New aid for hiring a young alternator for 2023

Published on 9 January 2023

A press release of the Ministry of Labour of 6 January 2023 announces that the aid created for all the hires of alternants in 2023, will be valid until 2027. The Order in Council which is to confirm this announcement has not yet been issued. The content of this page remains in effect.

From 2023, new aid is introduced. Its amount is equal to €6,000. We explain how to benefit from it. Please note that if you received the 2022 aid, it continues but is not not cumulative.

Please note

The Department of Labour proposes a simplification guide for the employer.

Attention: Help to Hire a long-term unemployed in a professionalisation contract deleted from 2023. It remains valid for contracts signed in 2022.

Aid from 2023

To qualify, your apprentice must prepare a diploma maximum level 7 (Tray +5). We explain everything about this help.

3 conditions must be met by all:

  • The contract must be learning contract
  • The contract must be concluded in  2023
  • The apprentice must prepare a diploma or a professional title less than or equal to level 7 of the national framework of professional certifications (master's degree, engineering degree...)


For companies with more than 250 employees, you must meet the following additional requirements:

The amount of aid shall be €6,000.

It shall be granted only for 1re year contract.

You do not have any specific requests to make as such.

Just report the hiring of an apprentice.

As an employer, you must send the apprenticeship (or CQP or professionalisation) contract to your Competency Operator (OPCO). According to OPCO, the deposit is made either online via their website or by mail.

The payment of the aid shall be automatic, monthly, before the salary is paid.

Once the contract has been registered and the Monthly DSN In fact, you must report the presence or absence of the employee concerned on the SYLAé platform.

Entering Service Contract Attendance Certificates Online (SYLAé Account)

Each month, the Service and Payment Agency (ASP) sends a notice of payment to the employer, which can be consulted on the same platform.

Entering Service Contract Attendance Certificates Online (SYLAé Account)

Who shall I contact


If the contract is breached before its due date, the aid shall be paid until the last month of the contract. For the months following the end of the contractual relationship, overpayments must be refunded to the SPA.

Hiring until end of 2022

Help €5 000 or €8,000 is granted to companies for the hiring of apprentices whose contracts are signed until 31 December 2022.

Company of less than 250 employees

The following 2 conditions must be met:

  • The contract must be signed between  July 2020 and December 2022
  • The diploma or professional certificate prepared in an apprenticeship contract must not be higher than Bac +5
Company of 250+ employees

4 conditions must be met:

  • The contract must be signed until 31 December 2022
  • The diploma or professional certificate prepared in a learning contract must not exceed the Bac +5 level
  • The company must commit itself to hiring a minimum threshold of employees on an employment contract. This threshold shall be 5% as at 31 December 2023. These are apprenticeship contracts, professionalisation contracts, CIFRE contracts or LIFE contracts. The threshold for staff on employment contracts may be lowered to 3% if the increase in the number of apprenticeship or professional contracts in 2023 compared to 2022 is at least 10%.
  • The company must complete an undertaking

Commitment of a company of 250 or more employees on the ratio of employment contracts

One Ministry of Labour FAQ addresses questions about exceptional assistance in hiring apprentices, exceptional assistance in the hiring of employees under a professional contract.

Please note

Other aid shall apply toapprenticeship hiring of a disabled person.

  • €5 000 maximum for the first year if the apprentice is a minor
  • €8,000 maximum for the first year if the apprentice is an adult

The aid is granted and paid automatically after the employer has forwarded the signed apprenticeship contract to his Opco: titleContent.

The employer then sends out his or her personal social statement (DSN) and mentions the information regarding this new hire.

The aid is paid to the employer each month at the 1re year of the learning contract.

Example :

If the aid amounts to €8,000, then the company receives every month for 1 year: €8,000 / 12 = €666.67.


You can view OPCO list to send the contract to the one that corresponds to your activity.

For all information, the SPA provides an assistance number for employers:

Who shall I contact

Please note

If the contract is longer than 1 year, the company will not for 2e year of contract, new aid planned for 2023.

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