Minister for Employment visits Worthing Restart programme.

The Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP, visited the Restart programme in Worthing on Friday 20th May, accompanied by Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for Worthing West, to learn about progress in supporting local people back into work.

The Restart Scheme is helping people who have been out of work for nine months or longer to pick up the skills they need for the modern workforce, fill the 1.3 million local vacancies vital for our economic recovery, and get the experience and confidence to find a suitable job and build sustainable careers.

Whitehead-Ross Education is delivering the Restart scheme in Adur and Worthing in partnership with prime provider Fedcap Employment.  Whitehead-Ross Education opened their Worthing office in June 2021 and in the short time since Restart has commenced, they have celebrated their 200th participant getting back into work last month.

Ian Ross, Managing Director of Whitehead-Ross, said: “As an established employability provider in Worthing, we are excited to be delivering the government’s Restart programme to support jobseekers back into work. We are proud to have supported two-hundred participants back into work in the last 10 months.”

Mims Davies MP, Minister for Employment, said “Our DWP Jobcentres are working with providers across the country, including right here in Worthing, to deliver our Restart Scheme which is giving people the skills, confidence and experience they need to restart their careers.  We’re supporting people, at any age or career stage, into the 1.3 million vacancies vital for our continued economic recovery. Our fantastic Work Coaches are helping people to access this tailored support so they can find a role and progress.”

Commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Restart Scheme is delivered across England and Wales in 12 different Contract Package Areas (CPA). The providers and their delivery partners, including specialist charities and small and medium-sized enterprises, are complementing the vital work of Jobcentre Plus with extra expertise, investment, innovation and additional capacity for tailored support.

Find out nore about the WREC Restart Scheme in Worthing HERE