The Government has announced a new scheme to hire 13,500 additional work coaches to help those who have been out of work for three months or more.
The Government has announced a scheme to help those out of work for three months back to work based around investment in work coaches.
The £238 million Job Entry Targeted Support will include specialist advice on “how people can move into growing sectors”, as well as CV and interview coaching.
Under the scheme, those who have been out of work for three months or more will get a personal work coach who will agree an action plan with them. They will also get peer support and opportunities to build their skills.
The Shaw Trust is one of the organisations working with the Government on the scheme which will hire an additional 13,500 work coaches. The scheme, which includes sector-based work programmes designed to help people move between industries, starts in selected areas this week with more areas following later this month and Scotland early next year.