Hiring an apprentice who has been made redundant

Boost your organisation by filling key skill gaps with experienced apprentices. From developing creative talent to strengthening practical know-how, apprenticeships are a great way to give your organisation a competitive edge.


The coronavirus pandemic has caused some organisations to make redundancies, leaving experienced, work-ready apprentices without an employer. That’s why we’ve launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices, giving them advice and help finding new opportunities.

For apprentices facing redundancy, working with organisations like yours could give them the chance to complete their apprenticeship. This offers loads of great benefits for you, such as:

  • finding the skills you need to boost your organisation
  • having an apprentice with relevant experience, so you’ll notice a quick return on investment
  • giving an enthusiastic apprentice who has lost their job a new start

You could still also be eligible for incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. 

Are you interested in hiring apprentices who have been made redundant because of the pandemic? Let us know what opportunities you have available, and we’ll share your details with redundant apprentices through the Apprenticeship Service new vacancy sharing service.

25 Mar 2021

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