Message from Armed Forces Covenant Team:

Last week DWP launched Way to Work – a new partnership between government and employers to get 500,000 jobseekers into work by the end of June 2022.

With 1.2 million vacancies available and hundreds of thousands of people on Universal Credit who are actively looking to make a fresh start in work, Way to Work will accelerate connecting current opportunities and jobseekers.

Through Way to Work:

  • Work Coaches will now offer increased dedicated face-to-face time for jobseekers, and this tailored support will significantly improve jobseekers’ chances of finding work.
  • This will be backed up by a focus on taking a job within the first four weeks of a claim, which will help prevent people ending up out of work for a prolonged period.
  • DWP is engaging directly with employers across booming sectors like construction, social care and transport and logistics, and together we’re organising over 350 jobs fairs across every region in the coming months.
  • For employers looking to fill a vacancy, Jobcentre Plus will offer you a named employer adviser in your local jobcentre, or a dedicated national account manager if you’re a national employer. Employers will get access to a wide range of recruitment services such as help setting up work trials and advice on employing somebody with a disability or health condition.

Read the press release on