Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for Redundancy

Funded, tailored training to support individuals and businesses

Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) is an initiative designed to support employers and individuals affected by redundancy. SSR is a tailored service to meet your needs, offering a wide range of training support. A dedicated Partnership Coordinator will work with you to identify the best sources of support and training to help you achieve your goals. 

Co-financed by the Education & Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund, this service is delivered by Serco.

Click here for a PDF version of the SSR information leaflet.

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About the Programme

For Employers

If you are facing an organisational restructure or the prospect of making hard decisions about staff redundancy, there is funded support available to you. 

The SSR programme will ensure that your employees get access to bespoke training and careers guidance, and support them to find suitable employment. 

For Individuals 

Are you facing redundancy, or have you been made redundant within the last three months? 

The SSR programme provides you with access to funded skills training, retraining and careers guidance to help you get back into employment. 


What's on Offer?

Discover the type and range of skills training, qualifications and networking support that we provide to support workplace success.

Employability Skills:

Develop skills to help you:

  • Write a CV
  • Search for jobs online
  • Complete job applications
  • How to perform well in an interview - techniques and tips!

Functional Skills:

Providing help and encouragement to thrive in a new workplace or in a new role and gain qualifications in English, Maths and ICT

Upskill for Workplace Success:

Training and expert advice in a wide range of vocational subjects that best prepare you to move forward in your chosen career or retrain within your existing business

Career Progression Training:

Develop higher skills to take you to the next level in your career, such as leadership and management or supervisory skills training

If more than 20 employees are at risk of redundancy:

For businesses where more than 20 people are impacted by redundancy, SSR will work with the Department for Work and Pensions, your Local Enterprise Partnership and the National Careers Service to proivde you with the best possible support

Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals taking up funded training thorugh SSR must be:

  • A legal resident of the UK
  • Able to take paid employment in the UK
  • Employed and at risk of redundancy, or
  • Unemployed due to redundancy within the last 3 months 
  • Aged 16 or above

How can SSR support you?

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Eligible businesses and individuals must be located within one of the following regions: 

The Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire), Dorset, Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough, Heart of the South West, Hertfordshire, Leicester & Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, South East Midlands, Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire, Swindon & Wiltshire, West of England and Worcestershire.