Redundancy support for individuals and businesses
Redeploying, re-training or retiring
Transition into alternative employment
Swindon has very low unemployment. 3.7% of Swindon’s economically active population is unemployed, compared to 4.1% national average. It has many growing companies so it is possible that you will find vacancies in your field, or at least in a job relevant to your skillset.
The following information may help direct you to some of these vacancies and re-training opportunities.
National careers service
Careers information, advice and guidance in 1-2-1 and group sessions, delivered by Adviza. For further information, see the Adviza website.
- transferable skills analysis
- CV reviews
- job search and application support
- labour market information (LMI) and advice
- mock interviews and access to funded online learning
Job Centre Plus
Benefits and job seeking services. For further information, see the Job Centre Plus website.
Job search sites
Rapid response support led by Job Centre Plus
Typical support for employers might include:
- matching to known local job vacancies
- helping to construct or improve CVs and enhance job search skills
- providing general information about benefits and how to make a claim
- identifying transferable skills and training needs
- providing job-focussed training to develop vocational skills in demand in the local labour market
- help to meet discretionary costs, for example, travel to training course expenses
- where there is scope to do so, support might be delivered on a group basis. For example, by bringing redundant workers and employers together at a jobs fair.
For further information, see the Government website.
Skills and training
Local colleges and training providers deliver a wide range of training opportunities to develop skills. This may range from part-time evening classes to apprenticeships, or degree-level education in everything from English skills to engineering or management training.
Colleges and training providers also offer tailored learning opportunities for groups of employees, including those at risk of redundancy. They can also review in-house training programmes to offer individuals a transferable qualification.
Gloucester and Wiltshire Partnership
Information on training providers and training provision across Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. For further information, see the Gloucester and Wiltshire partnership website.
New College Swindon
Wide range of training opportunities. For further information, see the New College website.
Wide range of training opportunities. For further information, see the Serco website.
SBC adult community learning
Short adult learning courses including English, maths, digital skills and employability. For further information, see the Adult Community Learning webpages.
Wide range of training opportunities. For further information, see the Swindon College website.
Wiltshire College and University Centre
Wide range of training opportunities. For further information, see the Wiltshire College website.
Provided by Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership to support employers, this free-to-use skills service offers skills mapping, links to training providers and training brokerage for niche requirements. For further information, see the Higher Futures website.
Skills support for workforce
Funded accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses for small and medium sized businesses. This is co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund, which means you can access a wide range of training at no cost to your business, subject to eligibility. For further information, see the Serco website.
Your time and expertise would be welcomed by Swindon’s vibrant voluntary community. You can read about the opportunities and register at Swindon Volunteers.