A guide to mandatory work activity that can help claimants develop the skills and experience they need to get a job.
Mandatory work activity aims to help claimants:
- develop the skills and behaviours employers are looking for
- get into the habit of attending work on time and every day
A Jobcentre Plus work coach may ask the claimant to take part in a mandatory work placement of up to 4 weeks. If they do not take part, they could lose their benefits for a period of time.