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Advice, support and training available to residents affected by news about Carillion

Information aimed at supporting those at risk of redundancy in the Carillion supply chain in the Black Country - or are currently an Apprentice with Carillion.

City of Wolverhampton Carillion Taskforce helpline is 01902 912 322. Operated by the City of Wolverhampton-based Black Country Chamber of Commerce, the helpline aims to support Black Country businesses hit by Carillion's collapse.

Following the announcement on Monday January 15, 2018 that the City of Wolverhampton-based company Carillion is in liquidation, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) have been appointed to oversee the process.

Further information can be found at the PWC website.

If you are an employee of Carillion and have any questions you can contact the PWC helpline on 0800 0639 282 or email

Find out what's on offer if you live in Dudley

Find out what's on offer if you live in Walsall

Find out what's on offer if you live in Sandwell

Are you concerned about redundancy/ have you been made redundant?

Skills Support for Redundancy

Calderdale College
Calderdale College
Call the Skills Hotline now on 01902 287100 to discuss the support available in Wolverhampton and across the Black Country for those who are concerned about redundancy or who have been made redundant.

Skills Support for Redundancy is a free of charge service, resourced through the European Social Fund, that is available to those under threat of redundancy or have recently been made redundant in the Black Country, including those at Carillion plc. in Wolverhampton.

Provision is tailored to meet your needs and an extensive support package is available to you at no cost to ensure you find new employment opportunities quickly. Services offered include:

  • One-to-one counselling and advice on career development and opportunities.
  • Access to high quality training including project management, marketing, customer service, logistics, finance and short courses in leadership and management.
  • Workshops on achieving success with a model CV, using online applications and/or proven interview techniques.
  • Advice and support on starting up a business.
  • Access to IT facilities.

Skills Support for Redundancy is managed by Calderdale College, who have appointed four expert partners - CPC Training Consultants Ltd, Essential Site Skills Ltd, Gecko Programmes Limited and Walsall College - to visit companies affected by redundancy, meet with their staff and support them back into employment.

To access this support there is a very straightforward form to access this support. Once received you will be contacted by an advisor within 24 hours who will talk you through a range of support. Here you can find more information on how to access support.

Calderdale College
Calderdale College

Further information: pdf icon DWP Redundancy factsheet [155kb] and pdf icon DWP Redundancy Advice [97kb]

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Are you an Apprentice?

If you are an Apprentice there is support available across the Black Country and Wolverhampton.

In partnership with the Government, employers and Local Authorities, Construction Industry Training Board (CiTB) has established a project team that is working to support the retention and redeployment of apprentices affected by the Carillion liquidation.

CITB is offering a package of support, including grants and apprenticeship transfer incentives, to encourage construction employers to enable these apprentices to join their existing workforce. Find out more about the pdf icon Apprentice Funding Support Package [348kb].

If you are a Carillion apprentice and have been affected by this news, please contact CITB via telephone on: 0344 994 4010 or email: for the latest information and guidance.

If you are an employer who would like to discuss supporting a Carillion apprentice, you can contact CiTB using these details or City of Wolverhampton Council on 01902 555277.

Carillion Apprentice Support

City of Wolverhampton Council
City of Wolverhampton Council
City of Wolverhampton Council wants to support local Carillion Apprentices affected by the recent insolvency of the company. CiTB are working to find apprentices alternative employment opportunities and we are working to support this process. In addition, the Council wants to make a direct offer of support to you, to help you find alternative employment, and be able to continue and complete your apprenticeship. If you are a Carillion apprentice, a resident of Wolverhampton and need support to find alternative employment, please contact us via the telephone number or email below and we will try to assist you.

Telephone Helpline: 01902 555272 Email:

City of Wolverhampton College
City of Wolverhampton College
If you are a resident in the Black Country or Wolverhampton you can also access:

City of Wolverhampton College

There are many members of the Wolverhampton community who have been affected by the recent events at Carillion.

City of Wolverhampton college are committed to supporting displaced apprentices & students so we are working closely with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to support everyone who has been affected by this situation. 

If you have been affected or if you are looking for a career change please email or call our apprenticeship hotline on 01902 834249 or visit us at our open day on Saturday 20th January between 10am and 2pm (Paget Road, Wellington Road and Metro One campuses)

Black Country Training Group

We work with over 40 Training Providers across the region providing high quality Apprenticeships and Traineeships for young people and adults. Each year we train over 5000 individuals in a variety of skills. If you are affected by the collapse of Carillion please contact us on 0121 544 6455 and we will make sure you are linked up with CITB and made aware of the current situation for Carillion apprentices.

Apprenticeship Programmes

Through our partners we provide access to a range of Apprenticeship Training programmes in Engineering, Construction, ICT, Healthcare, Administration and Management.


Traineeships provide an opportunity for young people to develop their workplace skills and train for specific vacancies at employers. Here you can find out what we have to offer.

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Financial or legal advice

We know many local people working for Carillion or one of their sub-contractors may be concerned about the future of their jobs.

Citizens Advice offer personalised advice on employment rights, benefit entitlement, and help with wider financial and housing issues like debt and mortgage or rent problems.  Citizens Advice can assist Carillion employees, and staff and agency workers who may have been part of the wider supply chain.

Find out more -

Contact Citizens Advice Wolverhampton or by emailing

Additional Support is offered by a wide range of organisations - find out more...