We are helping hundreds of thousands

of people maximise their potential

Our track record speaks for itself

We’ve supported more than 350,000 people

Flexible, ambitious people

help us achieve our vision

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.


What we currently deliver:

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.

LEAP: Our Linking Employers and People (LEAP) programme delivers vocational employability training for unemployed people across England with a particular focus in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber and the South West. We work with employers who can provide entry-level jobs, and we’ll work with you to help you find a suitable position to match your skills and abilities.
Work Choice: We deliver the UK government’s Work Choice programme in five locations across England and Wales, supporting people with complex health challenges on their journey towards employment. The latest figures show that through working in partnership with our subcontractors, we have helped more than 5,000 people with health issues get back into work via this programme.
Work Programme: We are currently the only prime provider to deliver the UK government’s flagship Work Programme right across Britain with contracts in England, Scotland and Wales. This programme is designed to help long-term unemployed people back into sustainable work, helping them overcome their various challenges to employment and is widely regarded as being the most successful UK-wide employability programme ever delivered.
50Plus Employability Programme: We’ve designed a new programme with Jobcentre Plus to help unemployed people aged 50 or over in South East Wales, offering them intensive support to get back to work. This voluntary programme gives participants access to a personal mentor and a month’s training provision from a dedicated tutor.
We are also keen to engage with delivery partners and stakeholders ahead of the Department for Work and Pensions’ new Work and Health Programme, which is set to commence in late 2017.

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We believe work is the best route out of poverty

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Robyn Teague

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Costa Coffee

Working Links enjoys a good relationship with Costa Coffee in locations across Britain to help fill their need for passionate workers.

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