Following the outbreak of Covid-19 outbreak, many apprentices have been made redundant without completing their apprenticeships, while others are at risk of redundancy.
The Department for Education (DfE) has recently (Summer 2020) launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices and is asking businesses to do what they can to support these young people.
The service provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to individuals on the impact of redundancy, their options, and next steps.
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
- An apprenticeship vacancy sharing service to make redundant apprentices aware of new opportunities
The DfE is asking business is they can support redundant apprentices by sharing details of any apprenticeship vacancies they have.
Apprentices that have been made redundant may already possess the valuable skills and experience that PPMA / UKIVA / BARA businesses need. They are eager to continue their apprenticeship, put their learning into practice and can provide our member companies with a favourable return on investment.
- If you would like to recruit a redundant apprentice or offer new apprenticeship opportunities, please visit Hiring an apprentice who has 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 Facing redundancy during your apprenticeship or call 0800 015 0400 to speak to an adviser.