Redundancy help in Scotland

 

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Opportunities Fife jobs fair

  • When: Tuesday, 8 September, 10am - 3pm
  • Where: Balbirnie House, Markinch Village

This free event, organised by the Opportunities Fife Partnership, is for jobseekers who've recently been affected by redundancy in the area. Find out about vacancies, and get advice to help you look for jobs, consider your options, write CVs and more.

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PACE oil and gas event, Aberdeen

  • When:  Wednesday, 16 September, 10am - 3pm
  • Where: The Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

Have you been affected by redundancies in the oil and gas industry? Come along to this free PACE event. You can meet employers, find out about vacancies and get free, impartial advice on your next steps.

Avoid the queues on the day. Register for your free place now on Eventbrite

Employers make redundancies for many reasons – a strong competitor, falling demand, economic downturn or advances in technology. However it happens, being made redundant is never easy. 

We've got advice to help you deal with redundancy, plus information on where to get support.

Facing redundancy? Get support from PACE

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If you've been made redundant or are facing redundancy, it's likely you'll have a lot of questions. You can speak face-to-face with someone and get the support and advice you need to work out your next step. Contact Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) on 0800 917 8000 for free, impartial advice.

PACE is a free Scottish Government scheme. Our advisers can help you:

PACE in your area

The Positive Steps guide has useful information to help you through the redundancy process. Our national and local PACE guides have details on who can help when you're being made redundant. Find contact details for your local council, SDS centres, Jobcentre Plus and other organisations who can help. 

Are you an employer?

PACE advisers can help employers who are planning or thinking of making redundancies, too. Find out how we can support you and your staff on Our Skillsforce. There's also help available for business recovery specialists

Help in the oil and gas industry

Oil rig

If you've been affected by the redundancies in the oil and gas industry, these resources may help.

Facing change

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Find out about your rights and entitlements, and get advice on tax and benefits, financial matters and coping with stress.

What have I got to offer?

Alexandra Rutherford

Understand your strengths, skills and experience and start planning your next steps after redundancy.

Where next?

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Being made redundant is a daunting time for anyone. But it can also be an opportunity to retrain, gain new skills and explore new work opportunities.

Setting goals

Ticks on a checklist

Once you’ve identified your options after redundancy, the next step is to set some goals.

Get sorted

We're hiring sign

Looking for a new job after redundancy? Find out about job hunting online, accessing the hidden jobs market and networking.

Get noticed – CVs and applications

Ready to catch an employer's eye? We've got advice and tools to help you revamp your CV, cover letter and application forms:

  • Use My CV to create a CV that includes everything an employer wants to see
  • Check out the advice in the applying for a job section
  • Find more useful advice and CV examples in the Get noticed section of Positive Steps
  • You can also get access to computers and printers in our centres. Call 0800 917 8000 to find your nearest centre  

First impressions count – interviews

Getting ready for an interview can be difficult, especially if you haven't had one for a long time. We can help you prepare.

  • Find tips and advice in the interviews section. We cover everything from telephone interviews and aptitude tests, to what to wear and how to tackle tough questions
  • Try My Interview and test your ability to answer competency-based questions
  • Check out the advice in the First impressions count section of Positive Steps

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