G4S Employment Support Services

Community Work Placements

G4S was awarded six contracts for the Department for Work & Pensions’ (DWP) Community Work Placements programme as part of the Government’s Help to Work initiative. Through our other previous and current Welfare to Work contracts (the Work Programme and the ESF Support for Families with Multiple Issues) we have built a strong relationship with the DWP, acting as one of their highest performing and most reliable suppliers of employment support services. Our performance in the Work Programme has been consistently high through the life of the contract and this expertise means G4S were ideally placed to support even more people into employment through Community Work Placements.


Community Work Placements provides mandatory work experience for those furthest from the labour market. The participants will have been unemployed and claiming Jobseekers Allowance for a continuous period of up to 3 years including having completed the 2 year duration of the Work Programme. They will be placed into a work experience placement that lasts up to 6 months and will account for 30 hours per week of activity, including 4-10 hours of supported job searching. Those participants who do not enter a suitable placement will undertake up to 30 hours per week of supported job search activity. We anticipate our delivery of this service will reach 37,655 participants over the duration of the contract.

We will deliver Community Work Placements in:

East Midlands

West London

East London

Merseyside, Lancashire & Cumbria

Hampshire, Thames Valley & Isle of Wight

North East Yorkshire & Humber

If you are interested in providing work experience placements, please find more information here.

Want to get in touch? Contact us here.

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 “High quality work experience placements can have a significant positive impact on the lives of jobseekers. They can inspire people to begin a new career, start a new life and feel renewed confidence. Our network of over 30 local organisations will provide specialist job search support and training to improve jobseekers’ employability skills so that they can use their placement as a springboard to enter sustained employment.”

Neil Malpas, Managing Director, Welfare to Work