Our programmes

We deliver a range of programmes to support the development of people and their communities

Adult Education Budget

In partnership with Barking and Dagenham College, we offer accredited Employability Courses across London. read more

All our London offices use our partnership's support to improve their skills for getting back into work. The courses on offer are directly linked to the skills they need to compete in a competitive job market, including Preparing for an Interview, Positive Behaviours and Attitudes at Work and CV Writing. All courses are accredited and these certificates provide a useful boost to participant's CVs.

The progarmme is funded by the Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund.

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Changing Futures London

A free programme for school pupils that helps them develop their confidence and understanding of their options as they come to the end of compulsory education. read more

Our support is delivered on school premises, at convenient times during the course of the regular school day. We provide schools with a dedicated Adviser to support pupils and engage with parents where appropriate. Advisers support pupils to complete personal assessments and a choice of four engaging modules that provide learning and guidance on confidence, self-awareness, decision making and setting and achieving goals.

The programme, fully funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency, is available to schools across Barnet, Enfield, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

For more information contact us at: cfl.4schools@reed.co.uk



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National Citizen Service - the Government's flagship adventure and skills scheme for young people. read more

NCS is a youth project for 16 or 17 year-olds in the East of England and the South West. During half-terms or summer holidays you can go on an action-packed and skill-building week away from home and then use your new skills on a special project in your local community.

During the activity week you'll be abseiling, hiking, taking on assault courses and rafting by day and sleeping in tents or dorms at night. You'll be making lots of friends, learning how to work in a team, developing leadership skills and pushing yourself to achieve goals.

Next you'll start learning about local organisations and increasing your independence by doing problem-solving and team-building exercises.

Finally, your team will come together to do something beneficial for your local community. Not only will you decide on what you want to do - it could be sprucing up a local park or putting on an event at a retirement home - but you'll also plan your project from scratch, raise all the money for it, promote it and go out and complete it. You'll feel really good helping out people who need it.

So if you, or someone you know, is eligible for NCS why not get in touch?

Visit www.ncseast.co.uk or www.ncswest.co.uk
Like us on Facebook - NCSeast or NCSwest
Follow us on Twitter - @NCSeast or @NCSwest

Reed in Partnership is running NCS across the East of England and South West, giving thousands of young people the chance to have fun and make a difference in their community. Cabinet Office is overlooking the scheme across the UK.


Opportunity Hackney

Opportunity Hackney supports over 1,000 local people who are looking for work. read more

Participants benefit from our specialist support, links with local employers and skills training courses. The service, funded by Hackney Council and the European Social Fund, is completely free.

Employment advisers will work one-to-one with participants to develop a personal plan and provide advice on CV writing, skills development, interview practice and confidence building.

Our service focuses on those who have been out of work for twelve months or more.

To find out more about Opportunity Hackney please visit hackneyopps.org.uk. People interested in signing up for our support are able to complete our online form.

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Retail Routeways

Supporting parents to find high street retail work with 10 day work experience placements. read more

Parents who join Retail Routeways have a fast-track route into work.

We provide them with a three day training course to help improve their skills and understanding of working in the retail sector. They then have access to a wide variety of 10 day work experience placements - all leading to a guaranteed job interview.

All the while, we'll support them to organise childcare, manage their finances and access careers advice and guidance.

Retail Routeways is available across North and West London.

For more information please call 020 8885 9090.


Sector Routeways

Exclusive careers support for parents and carers. read more

Specialist support to access work in:

  • Childcare
  • Administration
  • Catering
  • Hospitality
  • Customer Service
  • Teaching Assistance

Take a short training course and try a 10 day work experience placement - with a guaranteed job interview at the end.

You'll also receive personal support to prepare for your interview and arrange childcare and travel plans.

Sector Routeways is exclusively available to lone parents and carers in West London.

To find out more email us at sector.routeways@reed.co.uk



Steps 2 Success

Steps 2 Success supports jobseekers in Northern Ireland with the skills, confidence and advice they might need to find and stay in work. read more

Steps 2 Success is designed to ensure all participants have the best chance to find long term employment, regardless of their barriers to work.

All participants receive:

  • Dedicated Employment Advisers
  • In house skills training
  • Specialist job searching, applying and interview support
  • A better off calculation
  • Access to a range of further support, where required

The service is funded by the Department for Employment and Learning and provided by Reed in Partnership across the Southern Employment Region.




Work Programme

The Work Programme is the Government’s scheme designed to help people into work. read more

To join Reed in Partnership's Work Programme in West London you'll be referred by Jobcentre Plus to our nearest office or to one of the organisations we work with in your area.

When you join the Work Programme we'll provide you with your own employment Adviser who'll get to know you and your goals and help you work out the best way to achieve them.

If you need it, we'll provide you with training courses that can help improve your work skills or how you apply for jobs. Your Adviser will help you improve your CV and, when you're ready, help you prepare for job interviews. We can sometimes even help with the cost of travel and clothes.

As well as your Adviser, you'll receive support from our Employment Coaches during your first few months of work. We also have a team of Recruitment Managers dedicated to finding job opportunities for you.

Our commitments:

You can expect to:

  • Meet your Adviser within ten days

  • Receive a full assessment of your needs and skills

  • Review your progress with your Adviser at least once every four weeks

  • Receive support to develop a your CV & job goals

  • Receive financial advice and support to show how you will be better off working

  • Be able to access e-learning, job search support and vacancies through our online portal

  • Receive support once you are in work, and have access to an Employment Coach after your first ten weeks of work

  • Have the opportunity to let us know about your experiences on our programme through our Work Programme satisfaction surveys

  • Receive a detailed history of your progress if you leave our programme before getting a job

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Work Routes

Every 15 minutes we help someone into work. read more

Our service gives you all the support and skills you need to achieve your job goal.

Together, we'll create a plan of action that suits your personal needs and work ambitions.

This includes:

  • 1-2-1 expert adviser guidance
  • High quality skills training
  • Access to exclusive vacancies
  • CV help & interview preparation
  • Financial support with travel and work clothes

Work Routes is available in:

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cornwall
  • Hertfordshire
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Peterborough
  • South East England
  • Stoke and Staffordshire

The service is co-financed by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund.

To sign up, please visit workroutes.co.uk


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Work Routes Brent

Exclusive support finding work for Brent residents. read more

Work Routes provides people who are impacted by welfare reform, receiving housing benefit or dealing with multiple challenges with specialist support to develop a plan to find work.

The free service offers participants:

  • Exclusive vacancies
  • One-to-one job search help
  • Training courses
  • Work experience and volunteering
  • Interview practice
  • Self-employment coaching
  • Job search facilities

If you, or someone you know, could benefit from working with one of our friendly local Advisers please call us on 020 8206 5550.



Work Routes Northern Ireland

Create a journey into work. Whichever way you want to go, we can help… read more

Support for residents in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon to overcome the things preventing them from working.

Whether it's a lack of confidence or qualifications, experience or skills, or even a health condition, financial problems or substance misuse - we can help.

Work together with a specialist personal Adviser to create a plan that will take you closer, and into, a sustainable job.

We've got lots of different types of support available, plus skills training, job search help and exclusive vacancies.

You can sign up for Work Routes NI by filling in the form at WorkRoutesNI.co.uk

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Work Routes Haringey

Exclusive support finding work for Haringey residents. read more

Join Work Routes Haringey for:

  • One-to-one job search help
  • Skills training
  • Interview practice
  • Self-employment coaching
  • Work experience & volunteering
  • Access to job search facilities

Plus accredited training with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation for participants aged 19 to 24.

Fill in our form at workroutesharingey.co.uk to get started!

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YES - Youth Employment Skills

Supporting young Londoners into employment, education and training read more

We have been comissioned by the Skills Funding Agency to support 18-24 year-olds in London.

Our Youth Employment Skills programme helps participants develop a personal pathway into employment, education or training based on their own circumstances, needs and ambitions.

In particular, we support young people from BAME communities and those with mental health issues, learning difficulties, drug or alcohol problems or who are homeless.

Our support is co-financed by the European Social Fund.

You can find out more at yesldn.org


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