Redundancy risk? Work Match offers free support

Published: Thursday, November 26, 2020

Valuable careers support for local people facing redundancy is now on offer from Wandsworth Council's Work Match service.

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Cllr Richards-Jones: This is a crucial time for businesses

The council has teamed up with South Thames Colleges Group to provide free guidance to businesses who are planning redundancies, as well as helping residents who are going through redundancy.

The Career Transition Programme has been set up this year to equip Wandsworth residents with the right skills, mindset and confidence to apply for a new role after being made redundant.

After completing the course, Wandsworth resident Boris Dosseh said: “I was unemployed since the beginning of the global pandemic and struggling to find a new job opportunity. The curriculum helped me to find what I was not doing quite right to achieve my goal. I believe that now I have the tools to help me towards my goal.”

'Benefit from career coaching'

Councillor Aled Richards-Jones, Wandsworth Council's employment spokesman said: "We're delighted to hear positive feedback from the residents and businesses who have followed our new and innovative jobs programme.

“This is a crucial time for many small and medium businesses who have been weathering the storm but are faced with difficult decisions this winter. By stepping in and supporting them through the redundancy process, we can make sure local people benefit from the career coaching that will open up new opportunities and help them get on in life."

If you are a business owner or resident facing redundancy, talk to the Work Match team about support available straightaway. Email careertransitionprogramme@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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