Rec firm takes deserted Monarch Airlines staff under wing

The collapse of Monarch Airlines wreaked havoc. Holiday-goers were left stranded abroad, whilst others keen to leave the UK were grounded, due to flight cancellations. A total of 1million customers were affected, causing the UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation – The Guardian reports. In addition, around 2,100 Monarch employees face losing their jobs.

However, one firm looking to douse some of the flames engulfing the airline, is recruitment business, Rethink Group. Viewing the collapse as an opportunity to lift the spirits of the staff deserted through redundancies, CEO, Andy Lord is offering them a chance to retrain and enter a different industry - and perhaps one which is more stable than aviation. He explains: “When we heard about the Monarch redundancies, we felt compelled to respond. We thought the best thing to do was offer Monarch employees a free place on a course at our very own coding school – Code Nation. This gives them the opportunity to learn a new set of skills and to confidently go back out into the workplace.”

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