If you are an NUJ member in Wales and you’ve been made redundant in the last 6 months or are about to be made redundant we will offer you two training days for free.
Blogs on Redundancy
Read Steve Jones’ blog: Losing your Job: End of the Line or a New Opportunity? on his experience of redundancy from Media Wales.
In his second blog, A Journalist Without a Deadline is Like …., a few months and several training courses later, Steve reflects on the motivation required to look for jobs.
Nicholas Whitehead who took voluntary redundancy after 11 years at ITV Wales wrote a blog about his decision: I confirm that I wish to take voluntary redundancy. Follow Nicholas’ journey into life after ITV Wales at: misterwhitehead.com
Funding for skills training and NUJ Training Wales’ Career Development courses
Those on notice of redundancy or made redundant in the last six months are eligible to apply for skills development funds from the Welsh Government’s ReAct scheme.
You can get more information on ReAct II from the ReAct Team in Swansea, from your local Careers Wales office or from Learning and Careers Advice on 0800 100 900. As we offer two training days for free to members who have been made redundant and our courses are only £25 a day to members we advise that you use ReAct funding for more costly training.
See Other Course Providers on this website for bodies which run courses eligible for ReAct funding. We suggest that you contact ReAct before applying for courses to check eligibility.
TUC development officers are on hand to provide advice and guidance on the application process to both individuals and groups. If necessary, they will visit you to help with the application and to ensure that funding is confirmed quickly.
The TUC also provides briefings to union reps and members on demand to ensure that everyone is aware of the funding opportunities and application process.
For more information contact TUC development officer Deri Bevan on 07769 971 336
NUJ workshops in Wales
See the events calendar on our home page for details of upcoming workshops. Take a look at Courses Available for workshops we have run and can run again in the future – depending on demand from members.
Members who have been made redundant in the last 6 months can attend one NUJ Training Wales course for free (one or two-day). However, all our courses are
For more information contact NUJ Training Wales