Grimsby Institute to cut up to 25 jobs in money-saving restructure

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jul 2017

As many as 25 people are set to lose their jobs at the Grimsby Institute as part of a restructure to save cash.

The Grimsby Institute Group has recently entered into a consultation period with staff with a raft on job losses looking likely, as the Institute battles against "cuts in funding".

Whilst the exact number of jobs losses is not yet known, it is expected to be less than 25 full time and part time workers, and the cuts are to focus on trimming down the college's commercial training activites.

Meetings have been held with the staff effected by the cuts, and a 30 day consultation period is underway. A spokesperson for the Grimsby Institute described it as "with great sadness" that bosses find themselves in this position.

The college's main campus is in Bargate, Grimsby, and the Grimsby Institute Group. employs over 2000 staff.

A spokesperson for the Grimsby Institute Group, said: "As many other colleges across the UK are facing cuts in funding the Grimsby Institute Group is also affected and it is with sadness we find ourselves in this position.

"As a result, we need to restructure to reduce costs whilst continuing to provide outstanding education to our learners.

"The total number of job losses are estimated at less than 25 full-time and part-time posts, which represents 2 per cent of the Grimsby Institute Group workforce.

"A large percentage of the 25 posts are focussed on commercial training activities with the objective of improving the service and response it offers to its current and potential customers.

"In all cases meetings have been held with staff who may be affected by this review and the Group has now entered a 30 day consultation period."

Only recently, the Grimsby Institute became the only college in Lincolnshire and the Humber to receive an 'outstanding' Ofsted report.



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