The scheme, which is called JETS (Job Entry Targeted Support), – is backed by a £238 million investment from the government.

JETS will provide employment support to Universal Credit claimants in the all work related requirements group and New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants who have been unemployed for at least 13 weeks. 

Those put forward for the scheme, by their work coach, will have access to tailored, flexible support to quickly get back into employment. The new programme will see a number of providers offer a range of help, including specialist advice on how people can move into growing sectors, as well as CV and interview coaching.

The programme will also give jobseekers the boost they need to return to employment through an action plan agreed with their Work Coach, peer support and opportunities to build their skills.

Shaw Trust CEO, Chris Luck, said:

Shaw Trust is pleased to build on its partnership with DWP in the new Job Entry Targeted Support programme. Shaw Trust has the skill, experience and capacity to help the thousands of people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. We aim to help participants return to work as swiftly as possible, as the first few months are critical in preventing long-term unemployment.

“As a social enterprise we are committed to maximising social value for those we support in our programmes, our commissioners and ultimately the tax payer.”

Read the full press release here

More information can be found at GOV.UK.