Employment programme support official statistics

Information about pre-Work Programme, Work Programme and post-Work Programme schemes, and where to find statistics on them.

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Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



This publication provides a summary of the following employment programmes, and how they’re administered:

  • pre-Work Programme
  • Work Programme
  • post-Work Programme

This page also provides links to the official statistics we produce on these programmes and the schemes within them.

Pre-Work Programme

Scheme Official Statistics
Mandatory Work Activity Mandatory programmes statistics
Skills Conditionality Mandatory programmes statistics
New Enterprise Allowance New Enterprise Allowance statistics
Work Experience Youth Contract statistics
Sector based work academies Youth Contract statistics
Work Clubs No official statistics
Work Together No official statistics

Work Programme

Scheme Official Statistics
Work Programme Work Programme statistics

Post-Work Programme

Scheme Official Statistics
Help to Work Help to Work statistics

Statistics calendar

Find details of future DWP statistics in our Statistics calendar

Ad hoc statistics

We’ve published a number of ad hoc statistical analyses about employment support programmes in addition to our regular official statistics publications.

Old employment programme statistics

Read data on employment programme schemes that have ended:

Background information about old employment programme schemes is available on The National Archives.

Published 3 May 2013
Last updated 27 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added information about the Help to Work scheme in PDF document.

  2. Published information about employment programmes in Northern Ireland.

  3. Updated to take account of the Work Programme statistical summary June 2013 release

  4. First published.