What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job. Apprentices are paid employees who train whilst they earn.

Mencap offer apprenticeship programmes for people with a learning disability, a learning difficulty or autism.

You will also develop English and maths whilst on the programme and will have time off the job to learn.

Who is an apprenticeship for?

You need to:

  • be aged 16 or older
  • have a learning disability, learning difficulty or autism
  • be ready to work and learn for between 30 to 40 hours per week.

What will I have to do?

You will get to do real, paid work for an employer. Typically 4 days working at your job and one day off the job learning (this can be part-time in some cases).

This programme is not currently available but we will be setting up programmes in Summer 2021 in:

  • Bristol
  • Somerset
  • Warwickshire.

How do I take part?

If you are interested in this programme, please fill in this online form and we will contact you when we have an opportunity to offer.

Or you can contact Hiba Momen by emailing hiba.momen@mencap.org.uk.

Accessible Apprenticeships Report 2021

You can download the full Accessible Apprenticeships Report 2021 here 

How to take part

Our apprenticeships programme will start in Summer 2021 in Bristol, Warwickshire and Somerset.

Contact us if you would like to take part and we will get back to you to let you know what will be available to you.

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Why is this programme important?

We believe that all people with a learning disability have the right to work. We also believe that most people with a learning disability can work if they have the right support and the right opportunities.

We have been supporting people with a learning disability into work for more than 45 years and we think our new programme will help us to help more people.

Over the next 3 years we hope to expand this programme to as many areas as possible.

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