Help for Redundant Apprentices

Redundant Apprentices – Information for Apprentices

The economic impact of COVID-19 has, unfortunately, affected a number of industries – with many having ground to a halt during the initial lockdown. The knock-on effects are still being felt months later. Sadly, this means that some businesses have had to make the tough decision to make some staff redundant – including their talented and hardworking apprentices.

What should I do if I’ve been made redundant?

Firstly, don’t panic.

We know it’s disappointing to have been made redundant and you’re probably concerned about your future and how you’ll finish your apprenticeship. We can help.

The first thing you should do is let us know that you’ve been made redundant.

Call us on 01709 513147 or email us at enquiries@rnntraining.co.uk we’ll put you in touch with our team of experts who will talk you through the next steps and discuss any current vacancies with you.

We can also help you access any additional support you’ll need through our student support teams and can signpost you to other useful resources.

Register with the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices

The Government has launched a support service for apprentices who have been made redundant due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The support service can offer a range of advice on finding new opportunities and providing guidance on local and national support services providing financial, health and wellbeing, legal and careers advice.

You can also sign up for their free vacancy sharing service – a service full of opportunities with employers looking to employ redundant apprentices.

For more information visit: https://engage.apprenticeships.gov.uk/redundancy-apprentice

Polish up your CV and Prepare a Cover Letter

If you’ve been made redundant from your apprenticeship it’s important to update your CV. Make sure you include all of the knowledge and skills you’ve gained whilst on your apprenticeship and ensure that prospective employers can see your strengths.

Prepare a cover letter – Our top tip for writing a good cover letter is to make sure it’s relevant for the role you’re applying for. It takes a little extra effort but taking a few extra minutes to tailor your cover letter to the role you’re applying for can be the difference between getting shortlisted for interview or missing out.

Our team of Apprentice Recruitment Officers will help you every step of the way.

Download our guide to ensuring your CV looks the part

Apply for new vacancies

Our vacancies are updated regularly, make sure you check our Vacancies page regularly.

Most importantly, remember we’re here to support you.

If you’d like to speak to a member of the team about new vacancies, or would like advice and help about apprenticeships don’t hesitate to call us 01709 513147 or email enquiries@rnntraining.co.uk

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