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I’m unemployed or at risk of redundancy

If you have had a period out of work, for whatever reason, getting back to employment can be daunting and in these economic times, often quite challenging.

Equally, being told that your job is no longer there can lead to similar feelings. For some people the final notice can come as a relief and offer the freedom to pursue other things or follow a long held dream. For most though, a shock redundancy can make you feel angry, frightened, lost and confused about what to do next. This is especially true if you are concerned about your age, qualifications, experience, or the job market as a whole.

If you support a family, we appreciate that any of these situations will make the need to find a replacement income even more urgent. Although it can be a stressful time, there are practical options available to you.

For many people, self-employment’s one of these options. It allows you to ‘give yourself a job’, giving you control of your situation and fitting flexibly around your lifestyle. Building something that is all yours can also be an immensely satisfying experience and while it does require hard-work and commitment, it can be a great way to make a positive change in your life.

Don’t think you can do it? Think again. We have worked with thousands of people throughout the UK, many of whom have been unemployed or made redundant and never thought that they could run their own businesses. We can offer a range of services to help you navigate this new path, ensuring you have the right support and knowledge behind you to get started.

What’s stopping you?

Thanks to The Outset Foundation, you can now apply for 12-months free access to Outset Online, our online start-up support programme, to help you get started. It won’t affect any benefit entitlements you may have and the business skills and knowledge you will acquire by completing the programme will look fantastic on your CV, even if you decide that running a business isn’t for you.

Your next step

Apply for 12-months free access to Outset Online now using the link below, or if you would like some tailored advice on your personal situation first, have a no-obligation chat with our team by calling 0800 3898 188.