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The past year has been tough for all of us, and one of the saddest pieces of news was that Debenhams would be closing. A high street store that had formed part of our retail landscape for many years, it had also provided 100 local people with jobs.

Exeter Works was really pleased to be able to help some of those who were being made redundant. We organised a series of webinars and zoom calls and tried to support them in finding new roles.

Thank you so much to Marcus for providing this testimonial:

“I cannot speak highly enough of Rosie & her Exeter Works team who were a monumental support to so many colleagues at Debenhams in Exeter who, due to no fault of their own found themselves facing redundancy.

Rosie instigated a number of team webinars & zoom calls which made things so much easier for everyone at such a sad, stressful & challenging time. Amongst the support sessions on offer were: CV writing, interview skills & applications, training, job searching & those seeking self-employment opportunities.

In addition our teams were assisted in benefit, debt advice & advice for life. To round things off, and as Covid restrictions lifted our teams were able to book themselves in for a more personal one to one session at the new Exeter Works Hub. A massive thankyou from all at Debenhams in Exeter for your support, professionalism & sensitivity at such a heart-breaking time”

Marcus Harrison, Store Manager, Debenhams Exeter