Working Links was set up in 2000 to deliver the first wave of ‘welfare to work’ contracts in Britain.
We have evolved ever since, helping hundreds of thousands of people maximise their potential and remain as committed as ever to helping people find work.
We believe work is the best route out of poverty and aim to help people move away from welfare dependency. Benefits should not be seen as a long-term option of those that can work, but merely a transitional measure.
Our track record speaks for itself. Since 2000, we’ve supported more than 350,000 people into work and are recognised as a best-in-class employability provider by governments in Britain and beyond.
Community Work Placements: In Wales, we manage the delivery of Community Work Placements which gives people returning from the Work Programme an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Part of the government’s Help to Work scheme, this programme aims to equip people with the skills employers are looking for.
Day One: In partnership with Jobcentre Plus in South East Wales, we’re supporting newly-unemployed people through a voluntary 13-week programme. Participants can access a series of training courses designed to improve their employability as well as source dedicated help with finding work.
Dream It. Live It: This pilot initiative in the south west is helping people who have found work through the Work Programme and giving them a chance to move up the career ladder. It uses further learning and job brokering as tools to help people progress their careers, ideally creating opportunities for more entry-level jobs to be filled by unemployed people.
JobPath: In a joint venture with Irish firm FRS Recruitment, we have created Turas Nua to deliver the Irish government’s first ever back to work programme to help long-term unemployed people. Similar to the Work Programme, JobPath aims to provide tailored support to people as they search to find sustainable work.
After wanting to get her life back on track, Robyn was teamed up with personal consultant Abbie Clift who guided her through the process of moving away from benefits and into employment.