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WHP JETS expansion launches

5 Oct 2020


Reed in Partnership’s expansion of the Work and Health Programme service launches today to support jobseekers in South London and North East England back into sustainable employment.

The Work and Health Programme Job Entry: Targeted Support (WHP JETS) service will support benefit claimants who have become unemployed as recently as 12 weeks ago. In the North East it is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Expert Employment Advisers will provide important support to help these people succeed in their job searching within the current labour market. As part of the service, participants will work with a Reed in Partnership specialist Employment Adviser to develop a personal plan of action and organise all their required support.

Participants will have access to training on key employment skills including including:

  • CV Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • Transferable Skills
  • Job Searching
  • Self Confidence

They will also receive access to financial support for a variety of different aspects of their job searching activity, including travel costs, interview clothing, health assessments and training.

Reed in Partnership’s Online Career Centre will give them anytime access to a range of useful job search and skills support tools – and Reed in Partnership will also send regular job bulletins detailing new work opportunities.

A range of health and wellbeing support will also be available too. Tools such as our Online Health Check will provide an in-depth report in participant’s key health indicators, including dietary habits, sleeping patterns, financial wellbeing and personal resilience; personalised sessions with a specialist Health Adviser will also be on offer.

Reed in Partnership will be working closely with employers in the regions to ensure participants have access to a wide variety of job vacancies in relevant sectors.

Nick Morgan, Regional Director for the WHP JETS Service North East, said:

“We are really looking forward to seeing the positive impact the WHP JETS service will provide to local communities. Helping jobseekers find sustainable employment is critical at this time.

“At Reed in Partnership our purpose is ‘improving lives through work’ and we believe this service will afford us the ability to change thousands of peoples’ lives for the better. We will give people the tools and support they need to get back into employment quickly at a time when it’s never been more important for them to have permanence and control in their lives.”

George Fella, Programme Director for the WHP JETS Service in South London, said:

“Reed in Partnership is delighted to be delivering the JETS (Job Entry: Targeted Support) expansion to the Work and Health Programme in South London.

“JETs will play a vital role in supporting thousands of people from South London to get back into work after becoming unemployed as recently as three months ago.

“Residents of Croydon, Richmond, Sutton, Kingston, and Merton who are referred to JETS by their local JCP will benefit from free, expert support to help them find and start new work as soon as possible.

“We’re looking forward to supporting the recovery of the local economy with this important service.”

WHP JETS in the North East is commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and part-funded by the European Social Fund. In South London, it is commissioned by the South London Partnership.