Outplacement is an investment made by organisations to employees who are affected by redundancy. It partners an employee with a specialist career consultant to help them prepare effectively to secure their next role.


Our clients invest in outplacement as they want to provide the best support possible to exiting employees to ensure they have the best opportunity to secure their next role as quickly as possible in order to continue their career journey. Many consider it ethical, critical to their employer branding and it aligns to their strong people orientation and core values.


It is amazing how many people don't know how to effectively navigate the very dynamic job market. Long gone are the days of preparing a CV and simply waiting for the right role to be advertised. It is a far more complex environment to navigate and outplacement provides a robust system to provide a bespoke 1 to 1 support package. 


Our outplacement consultants have over 15 years' experience as executive search consultants and so understand both the current job market and also what employers are looking for in candidates. Through this experience we have developed a robust and proven process that we bespoke to suit each person's requirements.

In brief, our outplacement programme includes:

  • Discovery meeting to understand the client, their career aspirations, understanding of the job market and understanding of the themselves (personality and leadership skills etc.. using validated psychometric profiling). 
  • Provide details on the job market and the different routes to identifying a new job opportunity.
  • Create relevant collateral that will represent the client (CV, Linked in profile and a content strategy) and raise awareness of them with target employers.
  • Identify tools and techniques to maximise and build their personal and business network to provide value in the job search.
  • Interview techniques
  • Support until the client secures a new job.

To find out more please call Doug Mackay, Managing Director, on 00 44 1829 732374 or email doug.mackay@collingwoodsearch.co.uk.







xecutive headhunting enables companies to proactively target and appoint high calibre individuals for senior level roles, helping them to achieve their business goals. Our executive headhunting methods go beyond what’s expected, breaking conventions to not only provide the best results but to forge meaningful partnerships. We build upon our heritage and experience, sourcing senior level candidates through our ever growing industry networks.

Our proven headhunting process focuses on listening to and understanding our customers so we can deliver bespoke solutions that add real value. We carry out extensive research into your industry and into your organisation so we can gain a complete understanding of your vision and culture, finding only the best candidates to fit your needs.

The benefits

Our thorough executive headhunting process means that that we spend time understanding your challenges first, adopting a truly consultative approach. We become your trusted advisors throughout and we’re passionate about the care and attention to detail that this provides.

We know that finding a senior level, talented individuals who fit your vision and culture means more than simply filling a job role. We redefine and evolve the traditional recruitment process, actively engaging face to face with potential candidates and going beyond the office to create and establish long lasting partnerships.

By using Collingwood, you’re putting your trust in our hands and we’re passionate about getting you the best results. Our dedicated and experienced team will put your needs at the heart of everything they do, investing time carrying out research, gathering intelligence and meeting with the right people. We aim to not only provide the best possible candidates to fill your role effectively but to also save you unnecessary management time.


Our expertise

We don’t offer an off the shelf solution – each of our customers is different and so should their solutions be.

Working across the UK and internationally, we engage with “the hidden job market” to present potential opportunities that will appeal to them and their career aspirations. Here at Collingwood, we strive to always be proud of what we do, so with this in mind, you can be proud to have us as your brand ambassadors.

Each member of our team has their own specific sector experience, giving us the upper hand when it comes to understanding technical or complex roles. View the sectors we work within and discover more about our highly experienced team.

Found out how we can help you today and contact us here or call us on +44 (0) 1829 732374