The Be-More team has supported a local campaign spearheaded by Greater Merseyside Learning Providers Federation (GMLPF) to support apprenticeships during lockdown.

The campaign was designed to encourage businesses who employ apprentices to keep them employed or furloughed. Furloughing provides financial support for employers to retain staff and apprentices can continue to receive training from their provider (they can use the downtime to deliver learning, much of it virtual or online learning, and maintain contact with the learner to provide support and help safeguard them)

For the apprenticeship provider, it means that they can continue to operate, deliver learning and draw down income.

As part of the campaign, the Be-More Apprenticeship Support team was cited as a source of information for any employers wanting further details about furloughing apprentices.