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What is a Supported Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a real job that allow you to ‘earn’ while you ‘learn’, and work towards a qualification relevant to your specific job role. Our supported apprenticeship programme is designed specifically for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Empowering learning and training whilst developing practical hands-on paid work experience, all resulting in gaining a recognised qualification that could lead to permanent paid employment and a career of possibilities.

We work with employers across East Sussex and Kent to match apprentices with an appropriate apprenticeship. Working closely with specialist education providers, employers and the apprentices themselves, we ensure that all apprenticeships are equally rewarding for all parties.

Support on your apprenticeship

To ensure the apprentices’ continued success, the following support is offered:

  • Support of a Job Coach at work
  • One to one tuition from a training provider
  • Additional time to complete an apprenticeship
  • 6 hours or 20% of working hours of off the job training
  • Reasonable adjustments made at work
  • Reasonable adjustments made for assessment

Our apprenticeships are supported by The National Lottery Reaching Communities funding.

If you are an employer and would like to know more about offering an accessible supported apprenticeship within your business, check out our guide on how to recruit and manage individuals on Accessible Supported Apprenticeships. 

To find out more about our supported apprenticeship programme, please get in touch with our Young Peoples Programme Lead –