Adopt an Apprentice

What is Adopt an Apprentice?

Get up to £5000 for employing a redundant apprentice

Adopt an Apprentice is a financial incentive for employers to take on an apprentice who has been made redundant.

As an employer, you can take on a Modern or Graduate Apprentice on the same apprenticeship to complete their training. You'll get up to £5000 to help cover wage and recruitment costs and you'll help to boost a young person's career, as well as the local economy.

Adopt an Apprentice covers all sectors.

For more information read the Adopt an Apprentice programme rules and the frequently asked questions.

Please note

The Adopt an Apprentice grant reverted back to pre-pandemic levels as of Friday 29th October 2021. This being £2,000 as standard and £5,000 for Oil and Gas.

Why adopt an apprentice?

Adopting an apprentice can have benefits for you, your business and the local economy.

  • Get £5000 in financial support

  • Help a young person when they need it most

  • Do your bit for the local economy

Advice for apprentices

If you’re an apprentice and you’ve been made redundant, we can offer you support and help you find another employer to complete your training.

Contact an adviser