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Employment

Helping disadvantaged people into sustainable work

We provide expert employment support

Over 20 years of experience helping people to find sustainable jobs.

We have helped more than 250,000 people to change their lives for the better by starting lasting employment.

We know there are many things that mean the jobs market can be difficult for some people.

They may have been out of work caring for a child or relative. They may have a health condition or disability. Or they may not have been employed for a while and don’t have the confidence or skills to look for work again.

Whatever their circumstances, we have found ways to make employment work for thousands of people.

Creating a Plan of Action

Our employment services give people the support they need to start working. Together, we help them create a plan of action that suits their personal needs and work ambitions.

  • One-to-one expert adviser guidance
  • Access to exclusive job vacancies
  • High quality skills training
  • CV help and interview preparation
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Financial support with travel and work clothes
  • Continuing in-work support and guidance

Our services

Better Working Futures

Better Working Futures is Reed in Partnership’s name for the Work and Health Programme. The service gives people who face additional barriers to finding work the best support

Participants work with their own Employment Adviser who takes time to understand their interests, skills, ambitions, experience, health and personal circumstances.

A plan is developed using this information and access to a range of support offered, including help managing a health or disability, personal skills development and job application support.

A range of personal support is available, drawing on local community services and our range of partner organisations. In-work support is offered once employment is achieved.

The Work and Health Programme is commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions.


Midlife MOT

A Midlife MOT drives retention rates for older workers.

It does this by providing an assessment that allows 45 to 55 year-old employees to review their work, wealth and wellbeing. The assessment helps them make achievable plans and gain clarity and confidence about how to shape their future at work and beyond.

Reed in Partnership is delivering a pilot of the Midlife MOT in East Anglia for the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Restart Scheme

The Restart Scheme helps long-term unemployed people to start working.

We provide a wide range of support options, including skills training, job application and interview preparation, financial help, online tools and health and wellbeing support.

Reed in Partnership provides the Restart Scheme in the Home Counties and North East & Humber as a prime provider. We also provide the service as a subcontractor in Derbyshire, Cornwall, West Midlands and South London.

The Restart Scheme is commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Work Routes

Work Routes is a free support service that helps economically inactive people to start working.

Our teams provides additional support that is distinct and additional to that available through Jobcentre. It helps people with multiple barriers to work and/or a disability or health condition, using integration with other local community services.

The service is an expansion of the Department for Work and Pension’s Work and Health Programme designed specifically to support people who are economically inactive. This expansion may sometimes be referred to as WHP Pioneer, which is a phase of Universal Support.

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