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 career goals and get back to work. 

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

About the Programme

How we can support you

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.

Upskill for workplace success:

Training and advice in a wide range of vocational and sector specific training to help secure employment in
your existing business or to help you change career. Training could also include support with English, maths and digital literacy as required to help individuals thrive in new workplaces or roles.

Career progression training:

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

Support with securing a new job:

To give you the best chance of securing a new role, we can build on your transferable skills and support where required with CV writing, online job searching, completing applications and interview techniques, or signpost you to local services that will be able to offer additional support. 

For organisations with 20+ employees at risk of redundancy, we will work with the Department for Work and Pensions, your Local Enterprise Partnership and the National Careers Service to provide you with the best possible support.


Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals taking up funded training through 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