The Work Programme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund.
PeoplePlus are a leading employment support and training services company helping people to transform their lives and businesses through work, training, education and financial advice.
They help people move into work by enabling them to gain the skills they need to make them employable, providing them with real work experience or helping them onto a traineeship or apprenticeship.
More information about PeoplePlus can be found on their website: www.peopleplus.co.uk
Shaw Trust is a national charity working to create brighter futures for the people and communities they serve. They provide employment opportunities, skills development training and health and well-being services across the UK.
More information about Shaw Trust can be found on their website: www.shaw-trust.org.uk
The Work Programme
The Work Programme is the largest government initiative to help people on benefits find and sustain employment.
Customers on the Work Programme will be linked to an Advisor for one-to-one support to find and sustain employment. In addition, customers will be able to access support including:
- Employability skills workshops
- Supported and independent job clubs
- Local job opportunities through the LEC Bexley business support service
- Advice on self-employment
- Referrals to local health management services
- Reimbursement of reasonable travel costs to attend activities
Please note that starts on the Work Programme have come to an end. Please speak to your JCP Work Coach about the employment support opportunities available to you.
The Work Programme is a national initiative and the Learning & Enterprise College Bexley delivers the Programme in Bexley on behalf of two prime providers People Plus and Shaw Trust.