Today, 5 October, the government has announced the launch of JETS (Job Entry Targeted Support). The scheme, which is backed by a £238 million investment, aims to support people left jobless due to Covid-19. Shaw Trust will be providing the scheme in the Central, Home Counties regions and West London from 19 October. Targeting those who have been out of work for three months, the scheme will offer tailored, flexible support to help people get back into work.
Speaking about the scheme, Shaw Trust CEO, Chris Luck, said: “Shaw Trust is pleased to build on its partnership with DWP in the new Job Entry Targeted Support programme. Shaw Trust has the skill, experience and capacity to help the thousands of people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. We aim to help participants return to work as swiftly as possible, as the first few months are critical in preventing long-term unemployment.”
“As a social enterprise we are committed to maximising social value for those we support in our programmes, our commissioners and ultimately the tax payer.”
To read the full government press release please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nation-s-job-hunt-jets-off