Support with apprenticeship redundancies

The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), launched by the Department for Education, provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to apprentices following redundancy, while supporting their next steps. It will help redundant apprentices to identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities, and, where they are eligible, complete their current apprenticeship.

This service will enable individuals to access free online information and telephone support, helping to connect them with national and local support services, including financial, legal, health and wellbeing and careers advice. It will also share details of new apprenticeship opportunities being offered by employers in their region.

For redundant apprenticeships

ReSSA is a free service for any apprentice that is funded through the English apprenticeship system and has been made redundant or feels at risk of redundancy.

Apprentices can submit their details via an online registration form or through the Apprenticeship Helpdesk. The service will work with employers to identify new apprenticeship opportunities which redundant apprentices can apply for.

This service is part of government’s support for apprentices and the vital role apprenticeships will play in economic recovery and skills development.

If you’ve been made redundant or think you might be made redundant in the future visit Facing redundancy during your apprenticeship or call 0800 015 0400 to speak to an adviser.

For employers

The Department for Education are asking if you would be able to support redundant apprentices by sharing details of any apprenticeship vacancies you have.

The service will share your vacancy details with redundant apprentices through the new vacancy sharing service. Suitable candidates will receive regular emails asking them to contact you directly using the details you supply.

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. You can also watch a YouTube video for more information. You could be eligible to get up to £2,000 for each new apprentice you hire using our new incentive payments for employers. This includes hiring redundant apprentices.

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.