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 through no fault of their own. 

As an employer, you’d take on either a Modern or Graduate Apprentice who would complete their apprenticeship while they work with you.  

You’ll get up to £5000 to help cover wage and recruitment costs, as well as gaining an already experienced employee and boosting the local economy. 

The Adopt an Apprentice initiative covers all sectors – read the Adopt an Apprentice programme rules and frequently asked questions for more information.

Your Learning Provider will apply for the grant for you but you need to provide information and sign the Funding Assistance Agreement (FAA). For help completing the FAA and application to the Adopt an Apprentice Grant, please read the Funding Assistance Agreement Completion Guide.

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

Benefit your business

Boost a young person's career when it matters most.

  • 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