Adopt an Apprentice

Get funding to employ an apprentice

Adopt an Apprentice is a funding incentive. It pays employers to take on an apprentice who has been made redundant through no fault of their own.

As an employer you'd take on either a Modern or Graduate Apprentice who completes their apprenticeship while they work with you.

Applications for Adopt an Apprentice

SDS will not accept any further Adopt an Apprentice grant applications after 31st March 2023. We'll provide further details in due course.

If you have any questions, please email

Funding amounts for Adopt an Apprentice

Adopt an Apprentice covers all sectors. The funding helps to cover wage and recruitment costs. You'd gain an experienced employee and help boost the local economy.

Read the Adopt an Apprentice programme rules and frequently asked questions for more information.

Find a learning provider

Do you need help finding a Learning Provider? Use our learning provider search to find one offering the Modern Apprenticeship framework you want.

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