Redundancy Support

The Unite WULF team are here to help you gain new skills, build your confidence and help you get back into work as soon as possible. We can signpost you to additional help and support across the region, including financial advice, career planning and funding opportunities to enhance or gain new skills.

Redundancy has become an all too familiar feature of the modern economic landscape. Unite has developed a redundancy support programme in response to increased demands for redundancy support in its unionised workplaces.


Unite Education is here to support our members and activists gain new skills. Whether it’s face to face in our Unite offices, at our partner colleges or online via our Zoom classrooms. We are here for you. Learn With Unite is your one stop shop for skills and support!

Unite members get:

Free legal advice and support from experts, 100% compensation for personal injuries, Personal injury cover for family members & Access to a free legal helpline

Unite offers a wide range of services to members, from representation in the workplace and free legal advice, to union benefits like reduced rates on mortgages and insurance.


How We Can Help You

The Unite Wulf team have developed a wide range of courses to support you if you are facing redundancy, and ensure that you are work ready and at the front of the queue when employers are looking to fill vacancies.

Some of these courses are detailed here, and can be delivered remotely through virtual classroom to ensure you remain Covid safe when accessing this support.

Sessions can be delivered for groups in the workplace, or through open courses which we frequently run.

Legal Advice

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Financial & Pension Advice

We can offer one to one advice, organise group sessions and signpost to other advisory agencies in your area

CV Writing

Interview Skills

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Re-training and career progression.
Want to retrain or refresh qualifications, change direction, set up your own business? We can help you to find the right path, and provide funding to pay for training


Need help navigating the online world? We can offer one to one and group support to help build your confidence and knowledge


Mental Health Workshops

Read our Redundancy Guide


Support From Other Sources

ReAct Funding

A vocational training grant of up to £1500 to help redundant workers acquire the skills sought by recruiting employers.

A wage subsidy of up to £3,000 paid to an employer who recruits a redundant worker. This is known as Employer Recruitment Support;

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. Iit administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice previously Citizens Advice Bureau also known as Cyngor ar Bopeth in Welsh is a network of independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with Benefits, money, legal, consumer and other problems.

Careers Wales

We work closely with Careers Wales to maximise the support available to members when they are faced with redundancy.

Careers Wales delivers the Working Wales services for Welsh Government which includes the ReAct package of support. 

The Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government

Advice and guides to help improve your finances

Tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead

Support over the phone and online

Uniec Prestige Ltd.

Unite the Union is working with Uniec Prestige Ltd. to provide Independent Pensions & Financial Advice to our members. Uniec Prestige has developed an excellent reputation for providing services to employees faced with redundancy as well as those who are retiring or wish to access their retirement savings early.

Learn with Unite have launched a new online Members Matter - Redundancy Support area

Providing support to members with Employability skills such as CV Writing, Interview Skills and Job Searching as well as other learning opportunities available as part of your membership – Each year thousands of members take up our offers, including everything from very short bite sized tasters, through to full qualifications.

Visit the Learn with Unite website to find out more:

If you have any questions regarding any of the training mentioned on this site, then please contact us.