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PUBLISHED: 16:08 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:59 23 August 2010

THE manager of a training centre is urging redundant workers to take part in a new scheme as figures show unemployment at a 15-year-high. Kellie Major, who runs TBG Learning in King Street, Gravesend, says it is important people take advantage of the Res

THE manager of a training centre is urging redundant workers to take part in a new scheme as figures show unemployment at a 15-year-high.

Kellie Major, who runs TBG Learning in King Street, Gravesend, says it is important people take advantage of the Response to Redundancy programme.

More than 2.44 million people are now out of work with the figure expected to rise to above three million before the country starts to overturn the recession.

Mrs Major says the strain of today's rise in unemployment can be managed by using the free course, funded by the Learning and Skills Council.

She said: "This is a distressing time for those people who are out of work or facing redundancy, but this programme is great because it is tailored to the needs of the individual, whether you have been made redundant from a financial job in the city or have come from a more practical background.

"Come along and see what it can do for you!"

TBG Learning provides the free Response to Redundancy programme, which can help people get back into work.

It is for people of all skill levels, from manual workers to those from professional and management roles, offering individual and practical support. Areas covered include cv writing; identifying job vacancies and brushing up on interview techniques and help with improving literacy and numeracy skills if required.

Mrs Major added: "Response to Redundancy is available to anyone who is under notice of redundancy, has been made redundant recently, or is unemployed and ready for work.

"The advice and training is tailored and can be as short or as long as is needed, dependent on the extent of help required."

The programme also offers support to employers who have had to make staff redundant, not only to help those under notice of redundancy, but also to increase skills of the remaining workforce to secure the company's future.

To find out more about the scheme call 01474 566588 or visit the centre.

TBG Learning Ltd is an independent training provider, operating 18 centres across the UK assisting more than 6,500 people at a time.

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