Sector: Employment Services

Employment Services

The UK employment services market has an estimated worth of £1bn, through contracts procured by DWP, The ESFA, local authorities, and devolved administrations. Services support the long term unemployed and socially disadvantaged to overcome barriers to work and secure sustainable employment. This can include specialist services, targeting specific groups such as the disabled, lone parents, older jobseekers, and those from ethnic minorities. Alongside direct contracts, a proportion of delivery is subcontracted by larger prime contractors.

Why choose Carley Consult?

We have a market leading track record, contributing to winning proposals across a range of DWP initiatives, including the UAEHRS Framework, Work Programme, Work Choice, Flexible New Deal, ESF Troubled Families Programme, New Deal for Disabled People, JOBS II Group Work Pilot, and Community Work Placements.

Sub Sectors

Work Experience Programmes

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

Self-Employment Start-Up Support

Vocational Skills Training

Subsidised Employment Schemes

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The Work Programme

In 2014 DWP re-tendered one its major Work Programme contracts, covering North Yorkshire & Humberside. We were engaged by Maximus, an international employment services provider, to support their winning campaign. We provided bid writing support to develop the response, addressing areas such as the customer journey, delivery strategy, provision management, staff resources, and labour market factors.

Australian Employment Services

My Pathway engaged us to support a tender campaign for concurrent employment services opportunities. We deployed members of our team to work alongside My Pathway’s staff on-site in Australia, as well as providing remote support from the UK. Our support helped My Pathway to secure a mix of Work for the Dole (WfD), Job Active, and New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) contracts across the Northern Territory, Queensland and Tasmania.