The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices
We know that the Covid-19 outbreak has had a seismic effect on the economy, and that some apprentices have been made redundant without completing their apprenticeships, while others are at risk of redundancy. To help these apprentices the Department for Education have recently launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices.
The service provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to individuals on the impact of redundancy, their options and next steps. The service also supports redundant apprentices to identify new opportunities, and, where they are eligible, complete their current apprenticeship.
The service is made up of three main elements:
- Providing apprentices with advice and guidance on the impact of redundancy
- Signposting apprentices to local and national support services
- Promoting Find an apprenticeship so redundant apprentices can search and apply for new opportunities
If you are aware of any employers who would like to recruit a redundant apprentice or offer new apprenticeship opportunities, please ask them to visit Recruit apprentices who have been made redundant or call 0800 015 0600 to find out more.
If you are aware of any apprentices who have been made redundant please encourage them to visit Redundancy support for apprentices or call 0800 015 0400 to speak to an adviser.