Seetec, a leading provider of employment, skills, apprenticeship and justice services, today confirms that Pluss, an award-winning social enterprise and leading UK disability employment specialist, has joined the Seetec Group.

Pluss is a Community Interest Company that supports thousands of people each year to achieve a career and fulfil their true potential. Pluss is a prime contractor for DWP and delivers a range of prestigious contracts for various commissioners including the Work and Health Programme across 26 nationwide locations.

The businesses combine 80 years’ experience delivering a range of national and local procured employment programmes on behalf of Department of Work and Pensions, MOJ, European Social Fund, National Lottery Community Fund, local authorities and the NHS in a newly formed company ‘Seetec Pluss’, part of the Seetec Group.

By joining forces and expertise, Seetec and Pluss aim to develop innovative ways of working that will inspire even more people to achieve a career and reach their true potential.

Seetec Executive Director of Employability Chris Harrison said: “We are delighted that Pluss has joined our business. Our immediate priority is for commissioners, service users and stakeholders to realise an immediate, and sustainable, benefit from our shared ethos and passion and combined expertise through a strengthening of delivery and support, especially on the Work and Health Programme, the DWP’s flagship employability programme. I am incredibly excited about the possibilities ahead and look forward to working with our new colleagues.”

Pluss CEO Steve Hawkins said: “The benefits of coming together with Seetec will be to bolster the capability of both our organisations, increase our geographical coverage and maximise the number of people that we are able to support. It will also enable us to invest in the business immediately.”