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Press Release: 26th May 2010

Praise for City and Islington’s Response to Redundancy Programme

City and Islington College has received high praise from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for running a Response to Redundancy Programme for the Government office.

One of the College’s career coaches Ellen Ryan has been singled out for praise.

Ellen tailored her approach to deal with people from a variety of grades and professions within the organisation. She also proved to be enthusiastic, motivating and constructively challenging people when holding 1-2-1s with them.

A member of the Human Resources team who used the 1-2-1 service themselves said that compared to other career coaches that they have met, Ellen is "one of the best". A comment that has been repeated by several other members of staff.

At interview skills workshops, attendees commented on her patience, calmness and her ability to involve everyone making people feel comfortable and able to contribute and they valued the information that she provided.

Claire Druce of the Career Transition Team at the ONS commented,

“The service has been extremely professional and most importantly flexible in terms of delivering the service that we need. Overall a real success and I hope that we will continue to have the opportunity to work together in the future.”

City and Islington College’s Response to Redundancy programme is a new initiative to support employers and individuals experiencing redundancy. Businesses can receive support if they have staff that are currently under notice. The College develops a bespoke package to support the business and employees through what is a difficult time. Support combines aspects of information, advice and guidance,

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About City and Islington College

City and Islington College, also known as Candi, is a further education college located in Islington, London.

The college has been awarded Beacon status by the Learning and Skills Council. It was also labelled as "Outstanding" in a recent Ofsted report and is the only further education college in the country to win the Queen's Anniversary Prize twice.

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