Practical, tailored and affordable outplacement programme

Whether you need outplacement support for just one individual leaving the organisation or for many as part of a large scale restructure, Career Matters are here to help you. We work together with you to find the right outplacement support for your employees. This service is much more personal and tailored towards the individual or your particular group of employees than most other outplacement companies offer.

Why use Outplacement / Career Support services?

  • Transitioning employees get professional help with identifying and preparing for their next career move so they find a new role faster.
  • Current employees are more likely to view the changes positively and stay engaged and committed to their work.
  • The organisation protects brand reputation, maintains productivity and reduces risk throughout the transition.

Which Outplacement Services do you provide?

Julie Harding is a specialist career coach and recruitment expert who will support your employees at every stage of their journey, providing practical help and guidance. She’ll help you find the right outplacement provision for your employees at the right budget.

Career Matters provides a variety of career support services that can be adapted across a range of role types and levels from Apprentice to CEO including:

Personal Career Coaching & Support

A personalised outplacement programme which is adaptable across your organisation for entry level employees to senior executives / directors. This programme gives your employees the flexibility to tailor the support specifically to their needs with one to one support via telephone and video, or consultations in person (usually across Hampshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Berkshire and Surrey).

Workshops and Career Clinics

Workshops are delivered to support groups of employees on all aspects of job searching, such as CVs and Applications, Effective Job Searching and Interview Technique. Julie also provides effective one to one support on site through Career Clinics.

Case Studies and Client Testimonials

Princes Ltd outplacement for circa 60 staff due to site closure

“We considered a number of outplacement providers but decided to engage Career Matters to provide a service in the lead up to the closure of our Chichester site. As one of Europe’s largest food and drink groups, we needed to choose the right support for our hard-working staff many of whom have been employed with us for a considerable length of time. We met Julie Harding via video, who listened to our needs and put together a package of support tailored specifically for Princes, Chichester. We considered group training but decided, particularly as any outplacement solution would need to be delivered remotely, that a programme offering optional modules in areas such as CV writing, LinkedIn profiles and interview coaching was right for us. Over a period of four months, Career Matters provided a programme of support and training and 100% of the feedback from staff stated that it was either very valuable or extremely valuable. I am very pleased with Career Matters’ outplacement service and would highly recommend it to other organisations.”

Simon Creasy – HR Business Partner

RNLI Outplacement

“Julie Harding provided outplacement support to a number of staff at risk of redundancy at the RNLI. She proved a very empathetic and knowledgeable facilitator, supporting individuals to see that they had options for new opportunities in the future and giving them confidence to go and seek them out. I would definitely recommend Julie as a provider. She is responsive, flexible and knows her sector.”

Annie Broadbent – People Development Manager

JTC Group Outplacement

“Julie supported JTC in managing a recent restructure. Her outplacement work with colleagues was diverse – ranging from C writing, LinkedIn profiles through to interview technique – and helped to assist all colleagues in securing new roles very quickly. Julie is personable, friendly and very attentive and contributed to making a difficult process far easier. I would like to personally thank her for the work performed and would recommend her very highly.”

William Cameron – Director of Institutional Client Services

Pharmalution Ltd

“Julie supported us during the closure phase of one of our offices. Her outplacement work with colleagues was universally praised and valued. I would recommend her very highly.”

Ray Myers – Business Owner

Bentley Systems

“Following my recent redundancy, I engaged with Julie to help me move forward towards a new role that suited my skills and personal aspirations. Julie has spent the time to understand my requirements and has been instrumental in changing my mindset to find a new role after 20 years with the same organisation. Julie is professional and empathetic to her client’s requirements and delivers on her promises. I have no hesitation in recommending Julie if you seek experienced advice and support in your search for a new role.”

Alastair Twigger – Engineering Software Consultant / Digital Transformation Specialist

WSX Enterprise

“Julie helped to rewrite my CV, covering letter, LinkedIn profile and also to prepare for interview questions using STARR principles. Julie took time to understand my work background, skills and key strengths and was able to quickly distil them into a robust and meaningful CV. Not only is Julie great at what she does but is a fantastic listener and has the ability to ignite further thought and facilitate discussions which I found very useful and enjoyable.”

David Pitfield – Manufacturing Business Advisor

Feedback from the 1-day Outplacement Course:

“Thank you, I feel so much better prepared to approach the job market.”

“I now see this redundancy as an opportunity.”

“Timely career support which has helped me regain my confidence.”

“It was a very informative course that provided solid techniques to take away.”

“Effective course led by a good trainer who maintains engagement throughout the day.”

Previous Clients

Apollo Fire Detectors UK

Engineering / Manufacturing


Healthcare & Scientific Instruments


Engineering & Training

Barratt Communications

Systems & Technology


Care Homes Charity





D4t4 Solutions

Data Collection & Management


Financial Services

HCS: Haltermann Carless


Hampshire & the Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust


Hampshire Fire & Rescue

Public Service

HS Butyl


JTC Group

Financial Services


Marketing & Communications


Aerospace & Defence

Merlin Entertainments


MetOcean Telematics

Defence Engineering

Royal Caribbean

Leisure & Tourism

Shire (now part of Takeda)




TPG Marine

Marine Manufacturer

Upton Steel


Wassen International

Consumer Goods

WSX Enterprise

Management Consultants

Contact Julie Harding at Career Matters for a confidential discussion and help with outplacement.

Based in Fareham in Hampshire, UK, we cover the local areas of Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke and Petersfield, and neighbouring counties Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex and London). Services to the rest of UK and Europe are deliverable via video and telephone.