Apprentices have the same standing as employees when it comes to redundancy. However, with Covid-19, many companies are facing difficult times and need to make decisions about staffing.
The government want to support apprentices to finish their training if possible so there are now options in place should apprentices be more than 75% through their course and be made redundant.
Redundancy Support Service
If you are making an apprentice redundant or are planning to the redundancy support service is now available where apprentices can get free advice, find a new apprenticeship or job opportunities, and access local and national support services offering financial, health and wellbeing, legal and careers advice.
Apprentices can either call 0800 015 0400 or visit the Redundancy Support Service online here >
Helping them to find another apprenticeship
This online service can be used by apprentices to find another apprenticeship if they have been made redundant during the coronavirus outbreak.