Past Job Centre Plus Projects

Steps to Work 2011-2013 (JCP Flexible Support Fund)
provided vocational skills support to local people on JSA benefits. Participants obtained their CSCS card, which helped them to secure work in the construction industry, whilst others obtained an SIA license in door supervision and CCTV to support them finding work in the security sector. There were also those who obtained customer care and food safety accreditation and found work in those areas. To date more than 150 participants have found employment, with more than 120 sustained in jobs for more than 3 months. We are still awaiting the final outcomes for this project.

Step up into Childcare 2005-2007(JCP) delivered courses in childcare leading to qualifications such as Introduction to Childcare, CACHE2. It was aimed at beneficiaries returning to the labour market i.e. long-term unemployed with low qualifications but transferable life skills, in particular from BME communities.

PRACTAS 2005-2007(JCP ESF) provided conversion training, support and work placements to refugees and asylum seekers with work permits who had skills and qualifications in health, education engineering, construction and other specialist sectors.

PLACE-Placement leading to achievable employment 2005-2007 (JCP ESF)aimed at providing work placement packages for highly qualified refugees and people from BME communities in NHS, retail, the manufacturing sectors and creative industries.

RAISE- Refugee Advice, information & Support into Employment 2003-2005 (JCP) provided specialist employment services and tailored training including job search and APEL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) courses.

FROM B TO B - From Benefits to Business 2003-2004 JCP/ESF) provided support to long-term unemployed people through an integrated business programme, coaching them from idea to start-up stage. The project targeted especially refugees' communities through specialist organisations.

For current JCP programmes please go to our current programmes page