6. Other employment schemes

Jobcentre Plus employment schemes can help you to recruit people as well as creating opportunities for people looking for work.

Work Programme

This is run by private and voluntary organisations called ‘providers’. They’re paid to help long-term unemployed people into work.

Your local provider could help with your recruitment needs and help you get the right person for the job.

Work Clubs

These provide unemployed people with a place to meet, exchange skills and experiences and get support to help them in their return to work.

Read the Jobcentre Plus guide on setting up a Work Club.

Work Together

This scheme encourages unemployed people to take up volunteering to help improve their skills and job prospects. Jobcentre Plus can help you to find a volunteering opportunity.

Enterprise Clubs

These are run by local businesses for people who are out of work and want to set up their own business or become self-employed.

Jobcentre Plus can help you set up an Enterprise Club.

New Enterprise Allowance

This provides Jobcentre Plus claimants with mentoring and financial support to help start their own business. You can contact the provider in your area if you want to become a mentor.

Sector-based work academies

These provide sector-based training, work experience and a guaranteed job interview. They can help you fill your vacancies more effectively.

Jobcentre Plus can help you if you want to get involved.