The coronavirus outbreak has caused some organisations to make redundancies, leaving experienced, work-ready apprentices without an employer.
That’s why we’ve launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices, which gives them the advice they need and helps them to find new opportunities.
If you’re aware of employers who are considering making an apprentice redundant, please share our guidance with your members or networks to help us support redundant apprentices.
See guidance HERE
Employers can hire experienced apprentices now
For apprentices facing redundancy, working with a new organisation could give them the chance to complete their apprenticeship. Please share our guidance about hiring an apprentice who has been made redundant to spread the word to employers who could be interested.
They could get up to £2,000 for each new apprentice
When employers hire redundant apprentices, they could be eligible for incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. They’ll get up to £2,000 to support their organisation’s costs when they hire a new apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021 - no matter what size their organisation is.