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Apprenticeship update from the Department for Education

04 August 2020


Apprentices that have been made redundant without completing their apprenticeships and those at risk of redundancy can now access support from the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA). 

ReSSA enables individuals to access free online information and telephone support, helping apprentices to connect with national and local support services, including financial, legal, health and wellbeing and careers advice services. The service will also help redundant apprentices identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities and, where they are eligible, complete their current apprenticeship. 

The service is made up of three main elements: 

  • Providing apprentices with advice and guidance on the impact of redundancy 
  • Signposting apprentices to local and national support services 
  • An apprenticeship vacancy sharing service to make redundant apprentices aware of new opportunities 

Further details on ReSSA and the new payments for employers who hire new apprentices can be found in our news story on GOV.UK

The government has a dedicated webpage which details the support available to apprentices, as well as a page for employers