I have been working as an apprentice in a workplace for 1.5 years now in the UK. I was told verbally that I'd be kept on for the next level alongside another apprentice.
Shortly after this a message on teams and an email went around the department stating
"I'm delighted to say I have confirmed with the apprentices that subject to successful completion of their Level 3 qualification, they will be continuing with us and we will be supporting them through the Level 4 apprenticeship programme from 1st February 2019."
Now 3 months down the line - 1 month before my original contract ends we have been told that we will not be being kept on even though we were told otherwise previously
Legally can my company do this in the UK?