Around 230 jobs at risk as Hull College Group announces redundancies

Up to 231 jobs could be cut at the Hull College Group, which yesterday announced a five-year rebuilding plan.

The college, which has sites at Hull, Goole and Harrogate, is implementing a restructure which will affect up to 231 full-time equivalent posts across the sites, including HCUK Training.

Michelle Swithenbank, CEO, Hull College Group, said: “We want our learners to have the best possible experience and in order to achieve this success, some difficult decisions have to be made. We need to change the way we do things which is why the Hull College Group team has been looking at new ways of working.

“Outsourcing of some services is also being considered. Anyone who is affected by proposed redundancy will be offered our full-support and guidance throughout this process, including interview training and counselling. We are also working with major stakeholders to look at redeployment opportunities for our staff.”

Swithenbank also said that to strengthen and protect the unique Hull city centre, Goole and Harrogate resource, changes to the curriculum would be made.

She added: “From September this year, we will offer an improved range of courses in both further and higher education, including a number of new foundation degrees.

“All of our courses will continue to blend workplace learning, academic and practical study and ensure our students are in the best possible position to secure future employment.

“Everything we do will be in the best interests of our students and as part of our open, honest and transparent approach, we will be sharing regular updates so everyone can see the progress we are making.

“There is a lot of work to do but we believe we have the right plan in place to achieve a bright future for Hull College Group and our learners.”