Employer Advice: Should I use the ‘Stop’ or ‘Pause’ apprentice facility in the apprenticeship service?

The National Apprenticeship Service have advised that in relation to circumstances related to COVID-19, employers should use the ‘Pause’ function in the service. Employers must ONLY use the ‘Stop’ function when they are certain that training will not resume at any point. Using ‘Pause’ will stop payments temporarily, and allow the employer and apprentice to resume the apprenticeship at a later date.

NAS are reviewing options to simplify the process of re-starting apprentices on the service, including to facilitate a transfer to a different apprenticeship or employer in due course.

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