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Beyond Redundancy - Planning and Preparing a Working Future

Beyond Redundancy - Planning and Preparing a Working Future

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Beyond Redundancy - Planning and Preparing a Working Future


What is there beyond redundancy?

There is no such thing now as a ‘job for life’ the average person can now expect to have at least 6 jobs in the course of their working life, so planning for the future has implications both for the employee and for employers. Making people redundant or being made redundant is now an established process for many professions and occupations.

This one day workshop has been designed to help those managers and staff who have to deal with the personal consequences of redundancy and organisational restructuring. It will also be highly relevant for HR managers and professionals who have to manage people through this complicated process.

We review the process; look at potential options for redundant staff, managers and employees, and examine how organisations can support employees during and after the redundancy process. Delegates will explore options like self-employment, interim management, company and social enterprise development. We will also look at the soft skills needed to access new jobs and employment opportunities, such as interview and communication skills, maintaining and enhancing skills, marketing yourself and other key competencies and personal development.

Who Should Attend?

This training course is for:

For staff and managers under threat or notice of redundancy - Our experts have identified key factors that will help you make the transition from your current employment to new areas and make positive changes sustainable. Our facilitators enable you to identify and harness your own strengths, profile, personality and transferable skills.

Planning your work future – this is a unique, interactive course designed to support your preparation for changing role in an increasingly dynamic work environment. Whether you are experiencing redundancy or seeking a career change in this time of uncertainty, this course offers a range of strategies and ideas aimed at helping you maximise your potential and realise positive outcomes.

For employers and HR managers- we review strategies aimed at providing viable and cost-effective support for employees in the redundancy process and how to coach them to utilise their skills, knowledge and experience effectively to change career or take a new career direction.


The workshop draws on the experience and knowledge of Employment and employability specialists – utilising best teaching and learning practice to ensure compatibility with our workshop aims.

You will work with tool kits, charts and planning tools which will provide practical support for you as you seek to change job, change direction and build a new career.

You will learn and experience these changes working in pairs and groups – ensuring that peer learning and support helps build your own employment strategy and develop a personal action plan. Armed with your new arsenal of strategies and ideas – you will be able to focus on gaining employment or re-employment in the area most suited to your needs.

The Workshop will cover:

  • Redundancy – know the process
  • Providing advice and support for employees
  • Free and low cost sources of help and support
  • Future options for employment
  • CV and work search skills
  • Interview skills
  • Marketing yourself and others
  • Networking – using your personal and professional networks
  • Utilising social media to support staff or develop your personal profile
  • Self -employment, consultancy
  • Interim management
  • Company and social enterprise development
  • Other options – next steps

Learning Objectives

  • Delegates will be able to:
  • Project future work preferences
  • Analyse and evaluate a range of positive work outcomes

Topics to be covered

  • Future prospects- a positive approach to identifying new opportunities
  • Strategies to support staff through the redundancy process
  • Finding the best you!
  • Identifying y key strengths, skills and experience
  • Finding your unique selling point
  • Marketing yourself to potential employers, clients and customer.
  • Using networking and social media to sustain career change
  • Sources of help and support

Supporting Materials to be Used

  • PowerPoint
  • Group exercise
  • Self- assessment forms
  • Detailed notes and net addresses for further information
  • Practical toolkits
  • Further sources of help and support
There are no open events scheduled for this topic.
Many of our events are run as open events at various locations around the UK. See the Events Diary for scheduled events. All topics can be run as internal events on your premises.
In-house Event for Your Organisation
We can run this topic as an in-house event for your organisation on your premises. This can provide a high quality and cost effective staff development route.
This workshop is  Price Band B 

Workshop Style

This training course is delivered in a workshop style. It is highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate.  A comprehensive delegate pack is included. .


To ensure effective levels of delegate participation, involvement and interaction, delegate numbers are restricted.  This workshop is suitable for groups of 2 to 20 delegates.


Formal CPD certificates are provided after the event in a form which is acceptable as CPD evidence to many professional bodies and institutions.


The facilitator for this workshop is a highly experienced trainer with in-depth subject knowledge.