What is Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS)?

by | Oct 7, 2020 | News

JETS is a new programme recently launched by the government,  dedicated to supporting those left jobless due to Covid-19.

This new programme will target those out of work for three months. It will ramp up support for claimants to ensure those who are put forward for the scheme have access to flexible, tailored support to quickly get back into employment. The new programme will see a number of providers (in conjunction with the Department for Work and Pensions) offer a range of help, that includes providing specialist advice on how people can move into growing sectors, as well as CV and interview coaching. One such provider will be Reed in Partnership.

Reed in Partnership’s expansion of the Work and Health Programme service, to include JETS, launched on the 5th of October to support jobseekers in South London and North East England back into sustainable employment.

The Work and Health Programme Job Entry: Targeted Support (WHP JETS) service will support benefit claimants who have become unemployed as recently as 12 weeks ago. In the North East it is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Expert Employment Advisers will provide important support to help these people succeed in their job searching within the current labour market. As part of the service, participants will work with a Reed in Partnership specialist Employment Adviser to develop a personal plan of action and organise all their required support.

Participants will have access to training on key employment skills including:

  • CV Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • Transferable Skills
  • Job Searching
  • Self Confidence

They will also receive access to financial support for a variety of different aspects of their job searching activity, including travel costs, interview clothing, health assessments and training.

Reed in Partnership’s Online Career Centre will give them anytime access to a range of useful job search and skills support tools – and Reed in Partnership will also send regular job bulletins detailing new work opportunities.

A range of health and wellbeing support will also be available too. Tools such as our Online Health Check will provide an in-depth report in participant’s key health indicators, including dietary habits, sleeping patterns, financial wellbeing and personal resilience; personalised sessions with a specialist Health Adviser will also be on offer.

Reed in Partnership will be working closely with employers in the regions to ensure participants have access to a wide variety of job vacancies in relevant sectors.

Nick Morgan, Regional Director for the WHP JETS Service North East, said:

“We are really looking forward to seeing the positive impact the WHP JETS service will provide to local communities. Helping jobseekers find sustainable employment is critical at this time.

“At Reed in Partnership our purpose is ‘improving lives through work’ and we believe this service will afford us the ability to change thousands of peoples’ lives for the better. We will give people the tools and support they need to get back into employment quickly at a time when it’s never been more important for them to have permanence and control in their lives.”

WHP JETS in the North East is commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and part-funded by the European Social Fund. In South London, it is commissioned by the South London Partnership.

To find out more, click here

Keep Britain Working hosted a webinar on the 6th April 2021 about the JETS programme, as well as other job support programmes the government offers. To watch it, click here.

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