Serco Employment, Skills & Training Services

Finding FTE in a new sector following redundancy skills support

Glynis Gething was made redundant after 17 years with a local employer in the Staffordshire area. Stoke-on-Trent City Council worked together with DWP to advise the people that were being made redundant and offer them support under the Skills Support for Redundancy programme. After 17 years with the same employer, Glynis had some difficult decisions to make about how to shape her future career - and how to build her confidence to apply for new and different roles. 

Glynis is now in full time employment (FTE) at an Academy, making use of her existing skillsets and her Award in Education and Training qualification to further a new career in the Education sector.

AET Award in Education and Training Qualification

Glynis talks about her experience with funded skills training

Glynis was supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, an expert training delivery partner for the SSR programme in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Here, Glynis chats with Team Leader, Kelly Tomlinson, about her experience of undertaking an Interview Techniques Training Course and progressing her learning towards achieving an Award in Education and Training qualification. 

Glynis said:

I wanted to learn how to plan a lesson and be able to adapt it to suit individual learning styles. I had to bring functional skills and British Values into my lesson plan to enable me to be successful within a teaching career. 

The [Interview Training Techniques] course helped me at interview stage and I've successfully gained a job! If anybody wants to get into education, this was a good starting point and helped me to decide whether I wanted to go onto furhter education and which age group to work with. 

Glynis has progressed into full time employment within a new sector and is eager to continue learning as her budding teaching career takes-off.