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Funding support for apprentices who have been made redundant

We’re creating guidance on pastoral support for apprentices who have been made redundant. We’ll share more information about this soon.

Apprentices who are in the last 6 months of their training

We’ll fund any remaining costs of the price negotiated between the provider and the previous employer (up to the funding band maximum).

Within this 6 month period, if the apprentice:

  • finds a new employer to complete their apprenticeship with, then the new employer will take on the liabilities for funding
  • starts a job that’s unrelated to their apprenticeship, we’ll continue to fund any remaining costs

Apprentices who have more than 6 months left on their apprenticeship training 

We’ll fund any remaining costs of the price negotiated between the provider and the previous employer, for a maximum of 12 weeks.

Within this 12 week period, if the apprentice:

  • finds a new employer to complete their apprenticeship with, then the new employer will take on the liabilities for funding 
  • starts a job that’s unrelated to their apprenticeship, we’ll continue to fund any remaining costs for up to 12 weeks

Apprentices who have between 6 months and 12 months left on their apprenticeship training

If the apprentice does not find a new employer within 12 weeks, they’ll be withdrawn from their apprenticeship. They can return to the same apprenticeship at a later date and will not need to satisfy the 12 month minimum duration rule.  

Apprentices who have more than 12 months left on their apprenticeship training

If the apprentice does not find a new employer within 12 weeks, they’ll be withdrawn from their apprenticeship. If the apprentice returns to the same apprenticeship at a later date, they will need to satisfy the 12 month minimum duration rule. 

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