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What is Adopt an Apprentice?

The financial incentive helps you cover the wage and recruitment costs of taking on an apprentice who has been made redundant from another employer.

Take on a Modern or Graduate Apprentice on the same apprenticeship to complete their training and get £2,000 to help cover wage and recruitment costs. The incentive covers all sectors. It is £5,000 for the Oil and Gas sector only.

How to apply

A training provider must make the application for you. You can search for a training provider on or call our employer helpline on 0800 783 6000.

Find out more about Adopt an Apprentice including details of the programme rules.

Just so you know...

This financial incentive is considered to be 'controlled subsidy' (which is the interim regime under the UK/EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement agreed on 24 December 2020 (the "Brexit Agreement") that has replaced 'state aid'). Businesses can receive a maximum of 325,000 Special Drawing Rights over three fiscal years. Details of the current Special Drawing Rights exchange rate are available on the International Monetary Fund website.

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