Apprenticeships

Help for redundant apprentices

The Government has announced a new support package for apprentices who have been made redundant as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Dependent on your particular circumstances, your training will continue to be funded for a period of time enabling us to support you to continue training whilst looking for an alternative employer.

In addition, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have advised that where an apprentice has been made redundant, but is continuing their apprenticeship study, they can claim Universal Credit (UC) as long as they satisfy all eligibility criteria. In most cases this will include being 18 or over and undertaking work related activity i.e. being available and looking for work, and doing this alongside their study.

Where study is work related this may be accepted as work preparation activity and other expectations reduced accordingly. 

The guidance around claiming Universal Credit can be found in detail at Gov.uk.

You may have other questions in relation to your apprenticeship and employment as a result of Covid-19. There is a useful FAQ document which answers some of the most commonly asked questions. Should you have further queries having checked the FAQ, please get in touch.