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Restart Scheme

Helping local people find local jobs

What is the Restart Scheme?

Restart is a government scheme designed to offer enhanced support to find local jobs for Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least 12 months.

Our team, based at Lakes College, are dedicated to helping you learn new skills and excel in your area of work.

We offer a bespoke and tailored programme, offering 1-2-1 support, group support, maths, English and ICT qualifications. as well as support with confidence building, mental health, CV writing, preparation for interviews.

Also, once you are successful with your job search, we offer tailored in work support.

Benefits of joining our programme

Benefit 1

Supportive, empathetic and knowledgeable advisors will get to know you and support you throughout your journey.

Benefit 2

Excellent links with a variety of local employers offering full and part time roles across most sectors.

Benefit 3

A wide mix of training courses and 1-2-1 sessions across a wide variety of subjects.

How to apply

Speak to your Job Centre Plus coach to see if you are eligible for the programme and ask them to refer you into the scheme.

Meet the team

Rachel Robson

Contract Manager

Kirsty Graham

Employment Advisor

Sue Wells

Employment Advisor

Get in touch

Our team are here to help with any questions or issues you have regarding the Restart Scheme.

Use any of the following methods to contact us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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