The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), launched by the Department of 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 with apprentices details of new apprenticeship opportunities being offered by employers in their region.
In addition to supporting apprentices, The Department for Education are asking employers to support redundant apprentices by sharing any apprenticeship vacancies they have. Apprentices that have been made redundant may already have the skills and experience your organisation needss. They are eager to continue their apprenticeship, put their learning into practice and give organisations a quick return on investment.
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.
If you are aware of any apprentices who have been made redundant or might be made redundant in the future, please encourage them to visit Facing redundancy during your apprenticeship or call 0800 015 0400 to speak to an adviser.
If you are aware of an employer who would like to recruit a redundant apprentice or offer new apprenticeship opportunities, please ask them to visit Hiring an apprentice who has been made redundant or call 0800 015 0600 to find out more.