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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 £5,000 to help cover wage and recruitment costs. The incentive covers all sectors.

Please note

Applications under these rules will close at 5pm on Thursday 28 October 2021.

On Friday 29th October 2021 the Adopt an Apprentice grant will revert back to pre-pandemic levels of £2,000 as standard and £5,000 for the Oil and Gas sector.

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 on the programme rules.

Just so you know...

The financial incentive is deemed to be State Aid under European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013. Businesses can only receive a maximum of €200,000 of such aid during a three-year period.