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Support for Bucks workers at risk of redundancy

Bucks business first has set up a scheme to support workers and employees

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 1:46pm 15th July 2020. 3-minute read.

Support for Bucks workers at risk of redundancy

People dealing with redundancy in Bucks are being supported by BBF. 

Bucks Business First has set up a support portal for people dealing with redundancy, offering information and advice. 

It is aimed at employers and employees, with tailored advice available. 

The Redundancy Support portal will help with:

  • CV and new career preparation
  • Training Courses
  • Financial Support
  • Job Opportunities

 Partners involved in the initiative include Buckinghamshire Council, Buckinghamshire Adult Learning and Children's Services, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Buckinghamshire New University, Community Impact Bucks, Creative Media Skills and HS2 Ltd.

Heather Dean, Head of Business Support and Skills at Buckinghamshire Business First, explains:

"These are undoubtedly difficult times for many in the county, with just over 94,000 Buckinghamshire residents receiving some job-related government support, and news of wide-scale redundancies from many well-known businesses.

"However, there is support to help individuals find jobs, upskill, retrain and look after their mental health and wellbeing. There is also a real passion from business, community, local authority, education and training providers in the county to pull together to ensure that support is accessible and relevant for both employers and job seekers."

Bucks Business First are also supporting people looking at becoming self employed at this time, through their Be Your Own Boss start-up workshops. 

They will cover what is involved in setting up your own businesses as well as being able to give advice on areas of employment like freelancing. 

Today is their July Enterprise day which is held between 10am and 3.30pm via online workshops, with the next one being in August.

A former participant on an Enterprise Day, Louise Mitchell of Calibre Quality Care Ltd, said:

"Thank you so much for recommending attending the Be Your Own Boss Enterprise Day. I found the course content extremely helpful and I fully intend to put what I have learnt into practice, starting with my business canvas!"

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