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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.

A guide for employers

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.

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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

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

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.

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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.

What is the Role of Skills?

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

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

Engaging Micro-Businesses

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

Managing Challenging Behaviour Within 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

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.

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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

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.