In November 2013, G4S was delighted to be awarded six contracts for the Department for Work & Pensions’ (DWP) Community Work Placements programme as part of the Government’s Help to Work initiative.
G4S have previous experience in providing Welfare to Work contracts through The Work Programme and ESF Support for Families contracts. Our performance on these contracts was consistently high and this expertise means G4S were ideally placed to support even more people into employment through the Community Work Placements programme.
The initiative provided a pathway for participants furthest from the labour market to gain useful skills and relevant work experience, combined with individually tailored support with the goal of achieving long-term and sustained employment for our customers.
Over the lifetime of the contract, we have engaged with participants across the UK, delivering our services in:
– North East Yorkshire & The Humber
– The East Midlands
– Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside
– Hampshire, Thames Valley and the Isle of Wight
– East and West London
By working closely with our network of over 30 local organisations who understood their respective areas and hundreds of community based placement provider we were able to engage closely with our clients to provide individually tailored and effective support. The Community Work Placements programme has helped to open up opportunities and improve the lives of thousands of people who needed it most.
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