A Hastings-based provider of plumbing and electrical courses has entered administration, resulting in 54 redundancies.
New Career Skills Limited entered administration as a result of “substantial deterioration in its finances”, with Allan Graham and Jane Moriarty of KPMG appointed as joint administrators.
The company provided training through a combination of home study and practical training, which were carried out at three centres in Doncaster, Southampton and Watford.
The Southampton training centre had been closed with immediate effect and 54 of 83 jobs across the company were lost following the appointment of administrators.
Currently engaged with over 1,500 students, the company will continue to provide training to all students, and those based in Southampton will receive their training through alternative means.
Allan Graham, partner at KPMG, said: “In recent months, the company has suffered from a substantial deterioration in its finances, which prompted the directors to appoint administrators.
“While we assess the options for the business, it is our intention to continue to provide training to those students who are already engaged on learning programmes.”