Over 600 new Work Coaches join the jobs frontline

Date published: 27 February 2021

The jobs frontline in Greater Manchester has been boosted by another 611 Work Coaches – helping people get back into work.

With 10,000 new Work Coaches now supporting people around the UK, this milestone signals that not only are there more Work Coaches to help get people back into work than ever before, but that the Government remains on track to meet its pledge of 13,500 new Work Coaches by the end of March.

More Work Coaches means jobseekers across the country will have more personalised support available to help them find their next role, upskill to expanding or new sectors, or to switch jobs.

Minister for Employment, Mims Davies, said: “This is a hugely significant milestone in our recruitment drive.

"We have now recruited 10,000 new Work Coaches, 611 of which are in Greater Manchester.

“They will form the backbone of our bold and ambitious Plan for Jobs, with their expertise and guidance crucial in supporting jobseekers in Greater Manchester in retraining, upskilling or re-entering the workplace, as we build back better from the pandemic.”

The Government’s Plan for Jobs is creating hundreds of thousands of new opportunities – including thousands of jobs for 16 - 24-year-olds to ensure no-one is left behind in the nation’s recovery.

The Kickstart Scheme has already created 120,000 roles, it has increased the number of apprenticeships and traineeships available, and boosted funding for the National Careers Service.

The Budget on March 3 will outline the next stage in the Government’s Plan for Jobs, including further detail on economic support to protect jobs and livelihoods across the UK.

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