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26th Nov 2015

As part of the National Careers Service contract, we offer free support for individuals who are facing, or at risk of, redundancy and for companies faced with the difficult task of downsizing their workforces. 

Our qualified careers advisers, with their in-depth knowledge of the local labour market, can support employees and individuals to prepare for a positive future beyond their current situation.  We provide practical workshops and one-to-one sessions covering:

  • Confidence building
  • CV writing and covering letters
  • Application forms
  • Interview techniques and advice
  • Job searching
  • Advice on courses and retraining

Sue*, a mother of two from Swindon, has been made redundant three times in the last few years.  She was considering a career change when she heard about the National Careers Service through her local college. Our adviser gave her tips on finding jobs, including using social media, and helped her with her CV:

“My CV was out of date and over four pages long. I’d been sending the same CV for each job and not getting many interviews.” 

With help from her adviser, Sue also completed a skills health check, explored other career options and developed an action plan.  She says of the service: 

“I feel more confident now applying for jobs and have a good understanding of what employers are looking for.... it was the best 40 mins free help I have had for a long time.”  

Businesses can benefit from a flexible programme of support, tailored to their requirements and delivered by trained advisers to meet the needs of both employees and the company during this time of change.  As the service is government funded there is no cost to the company.

Our careers advisers are professionally qualified and have up-to-date knowledge of learning and work resources throughout the Thames Valley.  All advice sessions are confidential and impartial.

For more information on our redundancy support please contact us on 0333 0062966 or email

Adviza is the Prime Contractor for the National Careers Service in the Thames Valley.

* name has been changed.


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