If you or a family member thinks they might be about to be made redundant, or have already been made redundant, we have created a whole section of information and guidance dedicated to you.

Preparing for redundancy (and what to do after it occurs)

Being made redundant can seem like rock bottom for some experienced professionals. However, in our experience it is often the beginning of a far more fulfilling career, given the right direction.

The UK market is changing faster than ever, such that once thriving industries are now making huge cuts to their workforce. However, this doesn’t mean that there are less jobs; there is a labour shortage in the UK, especially for skilled and experienced workers.

As such, with a slight shift in mindset you could be set on a brand-new path with a whole world of opportunities you never thought possible.

Redundancies are a part of the modern economy and people retraining and switching careers is the emerging trend for the vast majority of the workforce. As such, you shouldn’t take redundancy personally and instead should grasp this opportunity to take a step in a fresh direction.

We have developed specific pages for each problem or situation you might need guidance in, which you can redirect to through the list below:

General assistance

In this guide, we give a basic overview of what you need to know about redundancy and what you may face next.

At risk of redundancy

Given the negative economic impact of COVID-19, there are several industries in which numerous companies are making or looking towards redundancies. Whether you know for certain or you just think that this is the case in your company, this is your guide to preparing for that outcome.

For those facing the threat of redundancy, you need to know what your options are for moving forward. Furthermore, it is imperative that you and your colleagues have total clarity about your rights should your employer make the decision to make any of you redundant.

Considering voluntary redundancy

Some employers look to offering up redundancy on a voluntary basis. If you are considering what the positives and negatives are of accepting voluntary redundancy, you need to read this dedicated guide that outlines everything you need to know before making that leap.

Extra support

No matter your situation, sometimes we need some extra help. On this page we have compiled all the places you can find support and resources to make sure your next step is the right one.

Navigating the job market

Today’s job market is changing faster than ever and so can seem daunting to someone who has recently been in work, especially if you haven’t had to look for work for years.

In this tailored guide, we outline the recent changes to the UK job market and what you should consider when choosing the right next step for you.

Writing your CV

Writing a CV is hard under normal circumstances. For someone that hasn’t written one in years and is potentially looking to switch industries, you have a small mountain to climb.

However, with this tailored CV writing guide we outline everything someone who has been made redundant recently needs to include in their CV.