How PACE helped John from redundancy to a new career
John Lesslie describes how he felt when he learned that his department within DC Thomson and Co Ltd, the publishing company where he had worked for over 36 years, was facing closure. In this interview he describes how he moved on from the initial shock and tried to use his redundancy as an opportunity for a career change. He discusses the help he was give by Ged Gourlay, a Development Scotland PACE (Partnership Action Continuing Employment) adviser in Dundee. Ged talks about the ways he was able to support John into a career in healthcare. Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is a Scottish Government redundancy initiative that provides the support and guidance necessary to get you back into work as quickly as possible. Working closely with Jobcentre Plus and a range of other national and local partners, Skills Development Scotland provides skills development and employability support for people affected by redundancy. SDS can give you help with finding work, applying for jobs, finding training and careers advice. If you need help with any of this and would like to talk to someone, call our free helpline on 0808 100 1855 or you can get free, impartial advice from one of our careers advisers at your local centre. Find out more on www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
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