Covid-19 employer support

The following information is for AMRC Training Centre apprentice employers who may have concerns about the novel coronavirus (also known as Covid-19). 
You can find the latest information about the current outbreak of Covid-19 here >

Our number one priority is to support apprentices and their employers and we understand this is a difficult time. To help employers access the information they need we have put together a couple of common questions and answers below. 

If you have further questions please contact your business development manager:

Dan Swift
M. 07885 243 260 

Marc Rhodes
M. 07885 243 254


Frequently asked questions

If your apprentice employees are furloughed, they can continue to undertake training as long as they are not generating revenue for you, the employer.  

However, you must pay your apprentices at least the apprenticeship minimum wage, national living wage or national minimum Wage as appropriate for all the time they spend training. 

This means you must cover any shortfall between the amount you can claim for their wages through this scheme and their appropriate minimum wage.

As an employer you can also access the Government’s Coronavirus job retention scheme support. Here is more information> 

Should your apprentices be made redundant during this time, we can currently keep them in learning for 12 weeks, we can also help them find new work.  We are hoping for additional guidance from Government - they may decide to extend this period.  Check back for updates on redundancies. 

As above please email studentsupport@amrc.co.uk for any change of apprentices status. 

These are uncertain times for all and this can lead to a rise in welfare and safeguarding concerns. Please keep updating us on any concerns you have. 

Safeguarding concerns should be emailed to safeguarding@amrc.co.uk


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