The Adopt an Apprentice Programme was introduced by the Scottish Government to support Modern Apprentices who had been made redundant as a result of the economic downturn. A one-off grant is available to employers who employ a redundant apprentice to enable them to complete their training. The employer is required to “give an undertaking to employ the apprentice for the duration of the remaining period of apprenticeship”. In the event that an employer is subsequently forced to make a recruited 'redundant' apprentice redundant, then the employer is required to repay the full grant to Skills Development Scotland.
If you have or are able to employ an apprentice who has been made redundant, please contact your local Regional Training Officer for assistance in applying for the grant.
The full Adopt an Apprentice guidelines and application forms are available to download below: