Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR)

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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. We will work with you, along side our partners, 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 on behalf of Serco.

About the Programme

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?

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
  • Interview techniques
  • Signposting to local services offering 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.


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