The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), introduced by the Department for Education, provides advice and guidance to apprentices following redundancy, while supporting their next steps. It will allow redundant apprentices to find new opportunities for work and complete their current apprenticeship.

The Department for Education is asking employers to support redundant apprentices by sharing any apprenticeship vacancies they have. Apprentices that have been made redundant may already have the valuable skills and experience that the organisation needs. Vacancy details will be shared with redundant apprentices through the new vacancy sharing service.

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.