On July 8th the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, set out a “Plan for Jobs 2020” as the government response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. The Plan for Jobs contains a number of measures and incentives aimed at encouraging employers to take advantage of the skills development opportunities available from the ESFA and other government departments. The measures also support young people and those whose employment opportunities have been negatively impacted by the outbreak.

A webinar for Trade Association Forum Members with the National Apprenticeship Service took place on the morning of 10th of September to talk about the totality of the ‘new skills’ in effort to assist employers benefit from the support available in these difficult times.

During the webinar the topics covered were:
• Apprenticeship recruitment incentives
• Traineeships
• Other elements of ‘Plan for Jobs’; Job Retention Bonus, Kickstart
• T Levels
• Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (Version 6) 2020/21 apprenticeships funding policy and rules.

To download the slides from the webinar please click here.

For further information about apprenticeships including financial support, please click here.

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