Facing redundancy during your apprenticeship
The coronavirus pandemic has caused some organisations to make redundancies, leaving enthusiastic, hardworking apprentices without an employer. If you’re facing redundancy, we’re here to support you as you get ready to take the next step in your career.
The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices
To support apprentices who have been made redundant or think they might be in the future, we’ve launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices. You can call 0800 015 0400 to get free advice, find new opportunities, and access local and national support services offering financial, health and wellbeing, legal and careers advice.
You can also read our guidance for apprentices affected by redundancy. There’s advice for finding alternative employment, plus information about financial support and talking to someone about how you’re coping.
To search and apply for apprenticeship opportunities, head over to Find an apprenticeship.
Looking for new opportunities
Some employers are hiring apprentices who have been made redundant during the pandemic. Where this is possible, you could continue to earn while learning valuable skills, setting you up for a range of exciting career options.
If you’ve been made redundant or think you might be made redundant in the future, you should contact your training provider. They may be able to offer support in finding new employment and completing your apprenticeship training.
You can also use our new vacancy sharing service to find employers who are interested in hiring redundant apprentices. Once you’ve signed up, we'll share regular updates to let you know which employers have opportunities available in your area.
Staying safe at work
Check the workplace safety guidance to find out what you can do to help keep your workplace safe and what you should expect from your employer.
You can also take a look at the safer travel guidance to find out how to stay safe on your commute.