Employment Support

140,000 people better off working

Since 1998 we have matched over 140,000 unemployed customers to sustainable jobs across the UK. Our Advisers have experience helping customers to tackle a number of barriers from interview nerves, to debt, to housing issues.

Individual support for all

Our staff create bespoke solutions for all our customers and as result we've helped over 12,000 to transition from health-related benefits into full time work. We've also established a best fit for young people and have helped 40,000 16-24 year-olds into jobs.

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Martin, Work Programme customer

Martin had been claiming health-related benefits for four years when he was referred to Reed in Partnership to take part in the Work Programme. He was suffering from various health issues and was struggling to find any motivation.

He said, "Living on benefits seemed to be the easier option, my health was poor and I didn't want to make things worse by finding work and coming off benefits."

At Reed in Partnership Martin was given a dedicated Employment Adviser. His Adviser, Gulshad, spoke to him about his health issues and referred him to Reed in Partnership's in-house Health and Well-Being team where he received advice and treatment to cope with depression and anxiety.

After Martin's health began to improve, Gulshad took him through a Better Off Calculation to see how much more money he would have as a result of working. It showed Martin would be £100 a week better off in work.

"I enjoyed going to see my Adviser at Reed in Partnership, as it got me out of the house on a regular basis and kept me going, which gave me the motivation to find employment."

With a renewed motivation, Martin began looking for work. He started to call construction companies to find job vacancies and created a CV with the help of his Adviser.

He soon secured an interview. After intensive preparation with Gulshad, he managed to impress the employer and received a job offer within a week. To help Martin with the high cost of returning to work in construction, Reed in Partnership were able to pay for his work clothing and his travel costs for the first two weeks.

Martin is now working in construction again, an industry he really enjoys being a part of. He is even considering setting up his own business in the future.

"Reed opened my eyes to what I was missing out on by staying on benefits. Once I knew there were opportunities out there it gave me the motivation to tackle my health problems and get my life back on track."