Work and careers

Our resources advocate for all adults to have sustained and fulfilling careers which will benefit them, their families, their communities and the wider economy.

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  • Work Programme Statistics - September 2016

    DWP has published statistics from the beginning of the Work Programme in June 2011 to the end of June 2016. In this data release, we report on the two-year job outcome performance i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.

  • Supporting young adult carers in the workplace: A guide for employers

    This guide aims to help employers provide support for young adult carers to gain and stay in work. It tells employers who young adult carers are, the benefits of supporting young adult carers in the workplace, and includes practical information, resources and case studies which demonstrate the types of support employers can offer to young adult carers.

  • The Organisation and Regulation of the Public Employment Service and of Private Employment and Temporary Work Agencies

    This study reviews changes in the organisation and regulation of public and private employment services in four selected European countries.

  • Work Programme statistics - March 2016

    DWP has published statistics from the beginning of the Work Programme in June 2011 to the end of December 2015. In this data release, we are able to report on the two-year job outcome performance, i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.

  • What Employers Want

    As part of What Employers Want, we have produced a suite of resources for unemployed young people, aged 16–25, who are looking for employment.

  • Apprentice Charter

    To ensure that every apprentice has an excellent experience and gains a solid foundation for a vibrant and successful career, we are proposing the introduction of an Apprentice Charter.

  • The Work Programme: What is the Role of Skills?

    This is an important publication which makes the case for more skills support to unemployed people on the Work Programme.

  • Employer Toolkit

    This toolkit is designed for employers that want to develop a more inclusive and accessible Apprenticeship offer. It provides practical information, sources of support and inspirational case studies of employers who have benefited from hiring and supporting disabled apprentices.

  • Engaging Micro-Businesses

    A guide for learning providers delivering skills provision for unemployed adults.

  • Managing Challenging Behaviour Within Skills Provision for Unemployed Adults

    Research into the support and management of learners exhibiting challenging behaviour within skills provision for adults. 

  • A guide to tracking learner destinations

    This piece of work was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to explore how providers are already tracking learners’ destinations, and to try and understand the issues facing providers. 

  • Making it Work

    Embedding a supported employment approach in vocational education and training for people with learning difficulties.

  • Guide for skills and welfare-to-work providers

    A guide to tackle some of the myths, misconceptions and other issues about how well welfare-to-work programme providers and skills providers work together.