G4S chosen to support over 100,000 people to find work

G4S has been chosen as the provider in the North-West of England to deliver the UK Government’s Restart Scheme, which gives long-term unemployed people important support to help them get back into work.
G4S employee providing support

restart scheme

The new Restart Scheme, launched by the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), was announced in 2020 to help more than a million people across the country who have been unable to find work as a direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

G4S Employee Support Services (ESS) will deliver the Restart Scheme in the North-West of England. We are working with 18 organisations across the North West, from the private, public and voluntary sector to support Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for between 12 to 18 months. 

“We are delighted to be playing an important role in getting people back into work in these difficult times.” said Graham Levinsohn, Regional CEO of G4S in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East.  

“We’ve been working with the DWP since 2011 to support people into lasting employment. We are proud to be chosen to continue to work closely with the Department to deliver and expand these essential employment services to thousands of people.”

Plan for jobs

The DWP’s Restart Scheme will develop a strong understanding of individuals’ employment history, skills, aspirations and needs to develop the right package of support to help each participant succeed.  

Minister for Employment Mims Davies MP said: “Our Plan for Jobs is delivering fresh hope and new opportunity across the country with people of all ages already being supported to move into work.

“The new DWP Restart Scheme will give over a million jobseekers the crucial tailored support they need to find new employment and thrive as we push to build back better and recover from the impact on our jobs market.”

The scheme will launch at the end of June. If you are interested in working for G4S to deliver the Restart Scheme, you can learn more about our available roles here

We are delighted to be playing an important role in getting people back into work in these difficult times.
Graham Levinsohn, Regional CEO of G4S in the UK, Ireland and Middle East
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