There are currently millions of jobs on furlough due to the covid-19 pandemic. While furloughed employees cannot undertake any work for the company, they can however, are able to be trained whilst furloughed and be entitled to appropriate levels of pay while doing so.

As a matter of fact, the government guidelines encourages this by stating that employees ‘must be able to undertake any training [their company] require while on furlough’, therefore employers can take this opportunity to upskill their employees with fully-funded apprenticeship trainings. This benefits both employer and employees, to improve talents of the workforce to stay relevant and competitive in the market.

Where training is undertaken at the request of employers, furloughed employees are entitled to be paid at least their appropriate national minimum wages. In most cases, the furlough payment of 80% of an employee’s regular wage (up to £2,500) will be sufficient to cover these training hours. Should time spent training exceed the furlough payment, employers will need to pay accordingly.

To find out how you can benefit from our funded-training programs, drop us an email at and our friendly team will be in touch.

With 35 years of service excellence, our difference as a Training Provider is that we are also a company of Chartered Certified Accounting & Registered Auditors, and as well a Digital Media & Marketing Agency. We are dedicated to bridging the gaps in academics through practical training, delivered by our qualified professionals, to equip our learners with the right skills and knowledge to progress in their career.