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CAN YOU STILL TRAIN WHILE FURLOUGHED? 

Being in lockdown means more time to ourselves and more desire to learn new skills, but the big question for many is “can I still train while furloughed?” Well to put it simply, yes you can! Back in March 2020 (which feels like a lifetime ago now!) the  Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was launched which allows employers to claim for  80% of furloughed employees’ usual monthly wages, up to £2,500 a month, plus their associated Employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contributions. 

WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO WHILST ON FURLOUGH? 

  • Make money for the organization (either directly or indirectly) 
  • Provide services for your organization (either directly or indirectly)  

WHAT ARE EMPLOYEES ALLOWED TO DO WHILST ON FURLOUGH? 

  • Work for a different employer (if contractually allowed to do so) 
  • Take part in volunteer work 
  • Engage in training 

You can click the link below to find out more information from the Government website and you will see that they actually encourage furloughed employees to undertake training while in lockdown. 

For more information on this follow this link to the Government website

Thanks to our unique virtual reality software and informative manuals, you can take part in our courses and learn from the comfort of your own home and around your day-to-day life. Once lockdown is lifted and your at-home learning is complete, you will be invited to one of our nationwide training centres to put those skills to the test and experience practical on-site learning. 

For more information, fill out the form on the course of your choice from our available options of: 

  • Renewable Energy Engineer 
  • Plumber 
  • Electrician 
  • Gas Engineer 
  • Welder 

And start your journey to becoming a fully qualified tradesperson and earning what you are truly worth.

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