Staff training may be something that employers think about when they want to retain their employees but it can also be important for those who have been made redundant.

The Guardian recently reported on a series of further education colleges, which had come to offer help to some of Woolworth’s 27,000 employees.

According to the paper, a rapid-response team was arranged at the City and Islington College to offer staff a two-week intensive workshop. The college also set up a helpline.

Teresa Esan, the college’s director of employability and employer engagement, explained the training opportunities available to staff.

She told the Guardian: “For those ready to go back into employment immediately we are able to provide short employability skills training linked directly to the job vacancies.”

Ms Esan explained that the college may also be able to offer a job matching service in addition to training.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development recently revealed that workers who have been made redundant lacked the interviewing and CV writing skills necessary to get back into the job market.