THE collapse of outsourcing group Carillion will result in 377 redundancies, it has been revealed.

The Official Receiver, which stepped in after Carillion’s liquidation last month, added 919 workers have had their jobs protected.

However, 377 posts will go, “despite best efforts” being made to save them.

Speaking on behalf of the Official Receiver, a spokesman said: “As part of the ongoing liquidation of the Carillion group, I am pleased we have been able to safeguard the jobs of 919 employees.

“Most staff are transferring on existing or similar terms and I will continue to facilitate this wherever possible as we work to find new providers for Carillion's other contracts.

"Despite best efforts, it has not been possible to secure the jobs of 377 staff, who will be made redundant.

"I am expecting many employees working on other Carillion contracts to transfer in the coming weeks and we are continuing to keep the workforce updated as these arrangements are finalised.”

Carillion’s collapse under the weight of a £1.5bn debt mountain previously caused the revamp of Sunderland’s former Vaux Breweries site to be halted and Washington engineer Van Elle to warn of a potential £1.6m hit from unpaid bills.