Work Routes helps unemployed people find and sustain employment. Our free service enables jobseekers to improve their skills and employability and create a personal plan to find the right job for them.

Regular 1-2-1 personal guidance is available from a friendly adviser, as well as group training, financial support and exclusive local job vacancies.

To be eligible for Work Routes in Stoke and Staffordshire, participants must:

• Be long-term unemployed or inactive (26 weeks or longer) or
• Have a basic skills need

You will also be eligible at any stage of being unemployed or inactive if you have more than one barrier to employment. These may include:

• Lone parent
• Older worker (50+)
• Ex-offender
• Ethnic minority
• Caring responsibilities (inc. returning to employment when these end)
• Physical disability or health condition
• Mental Health or Learning Disability
• Drug / Alcohol dependency
• Have low or no qualifications
• Language barrier

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This programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund.