How we helped 90% of Flow Energy staff facing redundancy back into employment!


Sadly, by the end of December 2019 the Flow Energy site in Ipswich had been scheduled for closure after the company was sold to Octopus Energy. As a result of the company’s closure around 125 employees were unfortunately facing redundancy.

This news came a shock to many employees and being notified about this upset close to the Christmas period was even more disheartening. The company understood the upsetting affect this news must have had on the many employees facing redundancy and therefore put a programme together to run the Outplacement Project which delivered writing a CV, covering letters, interview techniques and stress management training to help them all get through this difficult time and encourage them to have confidence in themselves for the future.

It was then that Charlotte Knights (HR Manger) contacted Steadfast Training to help deliver that little bit extra as she stated, “we wanted our people upskilled in Excel and Word, which was why we invited Steadfast into the business.” Steadfast were asked to deliver some of the Microsoft Office suite and they delivered one day programmes in both Introduction and Intermediate levels of Excel, Word and PowerPoint as well as delivering highly informative presentations allowing staff to understand each programme.

Steadfast were at a tight timescale to deliver what they needed to staff facing redundancy and even managed to secure a trainer in time to deliver the Sage accounting training being one of the most popular amongst the staff. This was highly beneficial to the staff as it introduced them and broadened their opportunities within the job market. As a result, one individual is now looking into studying accountancy.

Everyone at Flow Energy agreed that Bev, their main contact to Steadfast and Patrina, who delivered their IT training to staff, were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They were also incredibly grateful that all sessions were delivered onsite at their office. Charlotte has since confirmed that at the stage of 14 days before the business closed, thanks to the support of Steadfast Training 90% of their people have now secured employment.      



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