Securing Your World

G4S wins three Work Programme contracts to deliver welfare-to-work services

01 April 2011

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has today announced that G4S Welfare to Work will manage Work Programme contracts in three areas across the UK

The announcement of successful providers was made by Minister for Employment, Chris Grayling.

The Work Programme, the Government’s new scheme for helping unemployed people back into sustained employment, will begin in the summer of 2011 and is a key part of the Government’s flagship welfare reforms.

The announcement means that G4S will be responsible for managing welfare-to-work services to help people move from unemployment and into sustained jobs, in:

  • North West - Greater Manchester and Cheshire
  • South East - Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • Yorkshire and The Humber - North East Yorkshire and The Humber

Sean Williams, Managing Director of G4S Welfare to Work, said:

“G4S Welfare to Work is delighted to have won these contracts to manage the Work Programme across the UK. We believe our unique and innovative approach will support more individuals into sustained employment.

“The Work Programme has the potential to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of unemployed people and their families across the country.

“We are delivering the Work Programme in partnership with hundreds of local, specialist organisations who are best-placed to support people into jobs. Over 40% of these organisations are from the voluntary sector, demonstrating the enormous role they will play in the G4S Work Programme.

“We believe that through the Work Programme, we have the potential to support more people into sustained employment than ever before.”

    Contact details

  • Nicola Savage (Head of Media Relations) : +44 (0)845 371 7173

    Media Enquiries

About G4S

Notes to Editors:

1. For further details, please contact: Nicola Savage, Head of Public Relations,

G4S Care & Justice Services;

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7297 6748

Mob: +44 (0)7872 158849

Email: nicola.savage@uk.g4s.com or press.office@uk.g4s.com

2. G4S will be holding a series of events around the country during April and May for delivery partners and key stakeholders. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.g4swelfaretowork.com/news/default.php

For more details on our Welfare to Work services, please visit www.g4swelfaretowork.com

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