Response to Redundancy (R2R)
The R2R project is supported by the European Social Fund and the East of England Development Agency. It offers services to people whose jobs are at risk, who may live within or outside the region but are employed by public and private sector organisations at a location in the East of England (excluding London).
The main aim of the programme is to provide support for the people who are under threat or notice of redundancy. To be eligible you must be aged 16 or over. You must be "signed on" to R2R before your leaving date. You may be a resident outside the East of England area, but must be working at a location in the East of England as described above.
R2R offers all those eligible a free one-to-one information and advice session, lasting around an hour. This is run with a professionally trained careers adviser, and aims to:
assess your current skills
explore your future career options
identify any training needed to improve you existing skills or help you to change career direction
R2R also offers a range of workshops to help you develop some essential skills and techniques for getting back into employment, for example, writing a C.V, preparing for an interview and tips on job search. These are normally organised and run by you careers adviser at your employer's premises, so if you are seeking support on an individual basis it is difficult for R2R to offer this part of the service.
If your one-to-one information and advice session identifies training to help improve your job prospects R2R can support one training episode at a cost of up to £1000.00 including VAT for any training not accredited NVQ 2 or above. For training resulting in an NVQ Level 2 or above funding can be provided up to £1200 at the discretion of the project.