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5th March 2018

Today Hull College Group is beginning an ambitious five-year rebuilding plan that will secure the future of our sites in Hull, Harrogate and Goole for the thousands of students who choose to learn with us every year.

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.

As a result, a restructure is being put forward which involves a number of proposed redundancies. This potentially will affect up to 231 full-time equivalent posts across our sites in Goole, Harrogate and Hull, including HCUK Training.

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.

To strengthen and protect our unique Hull city centre, Goole and Harrogate resource, we are also making changes to our curriculum so it best meets the needs of our local communities.

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.

Michelle Swithenbank, CEO, Hull College Group