A Stairway to Work with JHP Employability!

A new Welfare to Work programme; Stairway to Work is being launched to offer individuals seeking work and training an opportunity to change their lives for the better. JHP Employability will offer individuals from Deprived Areas free career advice and guidance to help them into work. As part of a government initiative, the new programme will be fully funded and delivered across 26 Deprived Area Wards, with JHP Employability working in partnership with Carnegie College, Angus College and Perth College. These delivery partners will connect with Jobcentre Plus offices to create an easily accessible facility for individuals to seek employability support. JHP Employability is a division of JHP Group and together with JHP Training is one of the largest and most successful vocational training providers in the UK. They have an enviable reputation amongst their competitors and through 55 Centres across the UK have helped over 300,000 individuals into work and onto skills training, and worked with more than 25,000 companies to ‘improve skills, raise aspirations and create opportunities’ within local communities. The aim of Stairway to Work is to contribute to reducing unemployment and inactivity, and to help tackle barriers to work faced by disadvantaged groups in those 26 Wards with the highest levels of unemployment. With excellent employer contacts within the area, JHP Employability can offer their clients and learners easy access to a wide range of employment opportunities – all at no cost! John Wallace, Head of Employability in Scotland comments, “Stairway to Work is an exciting new programme for JHP Employability, offering excellent support and progression options for residents across many of the most deprived areas in Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside. This is an important part of our growing Scottish employability portfolio, and I’m confident Stairway to Work will provide the support needed to help unemployed people into local jobs”. Stairway to Work will be available to unemployed people within the following areas: Forth Valley, Fife, Tayside and Perth. To benefit from receiving fully funded support and guidance, individuals are advised to contact their nearest Job Centre Plus Centre or call JHP Employability for more information on 0800 6800 321.