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Online portal launched to help people affected by redundancy

As the government announces more grants to help businesses, a Peterborough-based recruitment agency is hoping its online portal can help businesses find jobs for workers who have been made redundant.
Gareth and Lukas
The founders of Peterborough-based The Sterling Choice, Gareth Whyatt (left) and Lukas Vanterpool (right) have created an online portal to help staff affected by redundancy Photo: Supplied

Aimed at employers, the helpful tool from The Streling Choice is set up to guide visitors through everything from understanding the job market and interview skills to building an individual personal brand and confidence building.

The Peterborough company wants to help businesses find jobs for workers they have made redundant, mainly through furlough or as a result of the pandemic.

Director Lukas Vanterpool, who founded the Lynch Wood-based business with Gareth Whyatt in 2013, said: "We all recognise and acknowledge the immense challenges businesses have and continue to face during the pandemic, with many having no option but to make the tough decision to let valued, hard-working and committed staff go.

"Feedback from the majority of businesses in this situation is a real desire to help their ‘good people’ find a new job as soon as possible. So, despite businesses having to take the tough decision to make redundancies, and face more uncertain times during this new lockdown, there are ways that employers can support employees in their future job search."

He continued: "The portal offers advice, training and goal setting assistance, to help job seekers feel a renewed sense of confidence and direction, as well as feeling supported in their next career move."

The Sterling Choice are recruitment specialists for the food manufacturing, FMCG and engineering sectors.

Employers hoping to access the portal should contact Lukas Vanterpool on 01733 391515.