Apprentices made Redundant

We know from time-to-time people lose their jobs, the Ladder for the Black Country is here to help.

If you have been made redundant, contact your training provider. Your training provider can help you find another employer so you can continue your apprenticeship.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency work with training providers to help apprentices find other employers and continue their:


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Funding and Incentives

The Government fund training for at least 12 weeks following redundancy, to allow you time to find alternative employment. You can search and apply for other apprenticeship opportunities on  Find an apprenticeship, and set up email and text alerts to be notified about new opportunities.

You can continue and complete your apprenticeship regardless of whether you find an employer if:

You have less than 6 months training remaining, or

You have completed 75%or more of your training

If you are unable to complete your apprenticeship as a result of redundancy

If you were within 6-12 months of completing your apprenticeship when you were made redundant, you can re-start your apprenticeship from the point it left off when you find a new employer.

If you were 12 months or more away from completing your apprenticeship, you can start a new apprenticeship which will take into account your prior learning. This can shorten the length of your new apprenticeship as you will not need to study this learning again.

Your training provider should provide you with a record of apprenticeship part completion that can help you secure future employment and continue your apprenticeship. The record should detail the percentage of the apprenticeship you have completed and a summary of the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed which will be helpful to your new employer.

Financial support

You may also be eligible to get Universal Credit or other benefits depending on your personal situation.

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