The End of Furlough – An Opportunity

The End of Furlough – An Opportunity

5 Things You Need to Do

With the furlough scheme having ended,  you may be facing the prospect of losing your job.

What should you do?

Take ownership

It is important to take ownership at this difficult time. If you are going to lose your job then  find out about the process.

  • How long is your notice period?  
  • Will you be given any financial re-imbursements?
  • Saying goodbye to your colleagues. This may be via  Zoom , Microsoft teams, or, even better,  in person.
  • You may also want to say goodbye to your customers. If your contract allows you may consider  forwarding your new contact details to them. Read your contract carefully before you do this.

Understanding your rights

  • Ask you HR manager or HR team to share a copy of their In-house redundancy policy and check out your contract for exit terms.
  • Are there any other roles within your organisation for which you can apply?
  • Perhaps you can be re-deployed to a similar job?
  • It is essential to look at the ACAS website and the government website as they have lots of helpful advice.
  •  If you are a member of a Union it would be a good idea to talk to them and get their advice and support. It is important to find out about your entitlements. If you are still unsure talk to an employment lawyer to ensure that your redundancy is being handled fairly.

Ask for careers support

Getting impartial and independent professional careers support from Stirling Careers Consultancy can make a huge difference to your job search success and reduce the amount of time taken to find your next role.

Assess Your Finances

With furlough having ended it is essential to assess your finances. This will enable you  to have a realistic picture of your finances. You will then understand how much money you have coming in and your outgoings too. You can also talk to the Jobcentre Plus. They will tell  you about your entitlements.

Be optimistic

With the furlough scheme having ended and the possibility of redundancy looming this can be a very unsettling time. However, now could be a good time to take a step back and assess your options. The job market is buoyant at the moment.

What next? To find out more

If furlough is coming to an end and you want to talk about your situation and find out how we can help you we can arrange a free, no obligation career conversation with you. Please either call us on 0790 461 4946 email us at or contact us via our contact form on our website:

This could be the start of a new life / new future / new beginning!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Bromley Careers Consultant Alistair Stirling offering careers advice in & around Kent, London

Alistair Stirling is a registered careers adviser with over 20 years’ experience of supporting people back into employment.

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