Being made redundant?

Being made redundant can be difficult, frustrating and upsetting, and can leave you feeling adrift and unsure where to go next. We’ve got lots of useful resources to help you figure out your next steps and get back into the workplace, from assistance in finding a new job to training and learning opportunities.

National Support

The Job Finding Support Service

Resources and advice for those recently made redundant

If you’ve been redundant for less than 13 weeks, the Job Finding Support Service can help you with 1-2-1 support, mock interviews, access to the JobFinder tool and much more. 

Download the leaflet

Job Centre Plus

Rapid Response Service

If you’ve been made redundant, get help finding a new job and find out if you’re eligible for further support. 

Visit the Job Centre Plus website

National Careers Service

Explore careers, skills and more

These services provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Visit the National Careers Centre website


MoneyHelper provides free and impartial money and pensions guidance, helping you to improve your financial wellbeing and build a more confident future. 

Visit the MoneyHelper website

Local support


Disability employment support

Forwards is an all age, all disability service, supporting people with disabilities to achieve their employment dreams.


Visit the Forwards website

Library Service - Ask Us

Ask Us: free, fast information service

Ask Us can provide job seekers with a list of companies in a specific geographic area that specialise within a particular sector or industry, helping you plan where to go next. 

Visit the Gloucestershire Libraries website

Learning and training

Adult Education in Gloucestershire

Basic skills training

Adult Education in Gloucestershire provides learning for individuals, employers and communities, with a number of free courses available to eligible learners.

Visit the GCC website

Gloucestershire College

Support for jobseekers

Whether you're unemployed, looking to change career, or have recently been made redundant, Gloucestershire College offers a wide range of courses that can give you the skills and confidence to get the job you want.


South Gloucestershire and Stroud College


SGS College is dedicated to helping you gain the right knowledge and expertise to succeed and offers a range of full-time, part-time and short courses designed to make you more employable.


Visit the SGS website

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