Inclusive Apprenticeships are a flexible, bespoke earn while you learn apprenticeship programme designed for those with recognised learning difficulties/disabilities.
Benefits of recruiting an Inclusive Apprentice include:
Financial incentives to employers
You can claim up to £2,000* as an incentive payment if you hire an inclusive apprentice that starts with you between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021.
£2,000 for 16-24-year olds*
£1,500 for 24+ year olds*
An additional £1,000 for learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan up to the age of 24
Criteria and Eligibility:
As part of an apprenticeship learners will:
Next steps – more information
Essex County Council Targeted Employment Team are continuously looking to work with local inclusive employers to create meaningful opportunities as we want all young people to have the best possible start on their journey to employment and achieve the bright and ambitious futures that they deserve. The Targeted Employment Team work alongside the Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service and can work with employers who would like to support an inclusive apprenticeship either by offering an inclusive apprenticeship or gifting levy to fund an apprenticeship.
If you would like to work with us or require more information about Inclusive Apprenticeships and how to imbed them within your organisation; please feel free to email us at