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2021-02-26 00:01:06

Work abroad: what are the job support programs in UK

Work abroad: what are the job support programs in UK

The UK government is committed to attracting young people, those who lost their jobs during the crisis, to working professions, implements quality programs to create and support jobs.

Plan for Jobs

Following the outbreak of the pandemic in July 2020, the British government launched the Plan for Jobs program, which aims to make it easier for companies to recruit candidates of all ages and professions.

Plan for Jobs helps you find a job, change the direction of work, start your own business. As a versatile toolkit, Plan for Jobs allows you to work with a wide variety of populations:

  • young people
  • adult workers undergoing layoffs
  • unemployed with experience.

During the program, millions of people have found jobs and supported their families!

The British received support in the amount of £ 280 billion under the program, which was extended until April 2021. Plan for Jobs includes:

  • creation of 9 million jobs
  • granting unpaid leave
  • self-employed support program with a budget of £ 13 billion
  • business grants
  • provision of tax deferrals.

Labor Academy Industry Programs (SWAPs)

SWAP is a program for the unemployed receiving benefits from Universal Credit, JSA, ESA, which allows candidates for a new position to develop confidence in their chosen profession, gain practical experience, and add new lines to their resume.

Duration 6 weeks, consists of 3 modules:

  1. Preparatory - a short course of vocational training; studies are conducted by a local college or other educational institution.
  2. An internship is practical training at a local company.
  3. Assistance in applying, interviewing a potential employer.

Training courses are conducted by professional instructors - Embark Learning trains social workers (care, ensuring the safety of wards) using Virtual Reality technologies, specialists in the field of construction or logistics. Students study time management, master interview skills. Students receive clothes for an interview with an employer, master budgeting skills, funds for travel expenses.

More than 40 thousand people under the SWAP program. received job offers from companies from all over the country.

Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme allows you to apply for a job in a local company, work half a year with government support and get paid in the largest and most prestigious companies in the UK. The scheme covers England, Wales, Scotland and has already filled thousands of jobs in 2020. £ 2 billion has been allocated to create jobs for young people in the UK.

The program helps large companies and small local businesses find specialists among the local population. The program attracted partners such as the National Parks Association (landscaping), Newcastle Hospital, The Prince's Trust (testing related to identifying and treating Covid-19), and a local furniture recycling company. The Kickstart program is aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are receiving Universal Credit.

DWP / New Enterprise Allowance (NEA)

New Enterprise Allowance works with people who receive Universal Credit (unemployment benefit) for employment, support and business start-ups. The scheme helps aspiring entrepreneurs in developing their own business. Young businessmen receive expert advice and an allowance of £ 1,274 / week. for a period of 26 weeks. Program participants can apply for a loan to offset the start-up costs of a business established no earlier than 2 years ago. NEA was launched in April 2011: since then, more than 215 thousand applicants have opened their own business.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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