The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices launched on the 1 August 2020, and the service has been promoted widely through Education and Skills Funding Agency and Department for Education, the following is information provided by the ESFA.
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. We know you will do all you can to support these apprentices and to assist you with this work 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 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 Department for Education are asking if you would be able to support redundant apprentices by sharing details of any apprenticeship vacancies you have.
Apprentices that have been made redundant may already have the valuable skills and experience that your organisation needs. They are eager to continue their apprenticeship, put their learning into practice and can give organisations a quick 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.