|Thomas Cook Group Plc - Employees – Helpful Links, Information And Opportunities|
Following the appointments over various entities in the Thomas Cook group, a significant number of redundancies had to be made.
As a result, a number of resources were made available to redundant employees to assist in securing new employment.
The majority of the links have since expired however, should you require any assistance please contact the Job Centre Plus (https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus).
Support for new employment opportunities
Jobcentre Plus, through its Rapid Response Service, has stood ready to support any employee affected by the Thomas Cook situation. The National Careers Service provides free, up to date and impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market in England. You will be able to call a professional careers adviser on 0800 100 900 (8am to 10pm daily).
For Scottish Employees
The Scottish government operates a Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) initiative which responds to redundancy situations.
For any former Thomas Cook employees based in Scotland you can access the PACE website at https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/what-we-do/employability-skills/partnership-action-for-continuing-employment-pace/ or view the PACE guide here.
Mental health and well-being
ABTA – Lifeline Charity
ABTA operates a Lifeline Charity which can be used to support travel agents, Tour Operators and accessed by employees for a variety of reasons including redundancy. To read and find out more please access the following link: https://www.abtalifeline.org.uk.
Questions about pensions
Anyone in the UK concerned about their pension situation can call The Pension Advisory Service (TPAS) on 0300 123 1047 for free and impartial guidance.
A microsite has also been set up by the various Thomas Cook Pension Trustees to assist scheme members. To read and find out more please access the following link: https://microsite.ehr.com/thomascookpensions
Should any ex-employee have any queries in respect of matters such as returning Thomas Cook property or their responsibility regarding company data they may hold please do not hesitate to contact TCUKemployees@alixpartners.com.