Business Support

Redundancy support

Job loss and job change can be stressful life events

At WISE Ability we understand the effects of redundancy and the problems and opportunities it brings. We offer specialist support for businesses and individuals where staff are at risk of redundancy.

WISE Ability can serve as problem-solvers for your business through our expert labour market specialists and collaborations.

We help people working with few transferable skills to gain more skills, and to get “back on track”.

Key support offered:

  • End-to-end career planning, exploring career transition
  • Reskill and upskill your existing workforce
  • Resume preparation and information on employment opportunities
  • Employability skills training to help individuals find alternative employment
  • Support to your retrenched workers throughout the job search process
  • Connect your transitioning employees with local companies in your industry or
    similar industries who may have vacancies
  • Assistance to individuals who are seeking self-employment

WISE Ability can provide skills qualifications, training and mentoring. We ensure workers are equipped with new skills that will empower them to transition to new employers – or even new careers – and attractive futures. We also work in partnership with other service providers and can help you and your teams navigate the right support.


Post-redundancy assistance

If you have recently been made redundant and are looking to get back to work, we can assist.

If you are made redundant by your employer, you should:

Register with Jobcentre Plus straight away to assess your eligibility for assistance. Even though you may not think you need immediate assistance, you may be eligible to receive some immediate support.

Take advantage of Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response Service’ which provides help for workers who have recently lost their job.

Take advantage of all the services your employer has offered to you as part of your redundancy including outplacement support and professional career advice. These can really help in getting your next job.

Take some time to think about your career opportunities and options.

Employment services providers including WISE Ability help job seekers and redundant workers to get jobs. We offer a range of support services such as training, resume advice, and interview tips.


Our SSW is delivered in Black Country, Stoke/Staffordshire, and Swindon/Wiltshire.


SSW is targeted to small to medium-sized employers undergoing restructuring or business closure who have employees that are at risk of redundancy.

If this sounds like something that would suit you or someone you know, please call 0330 303 3777 or register your interest. If you are passing by a WISE Ability office, feel free to pop in and have a chat with our friendly staff – we’d love to see you!