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JETS ended in March 2023. It helped people who had been unemployed and claiming benefits for between 13 weeks and 6 months to find work.

  • Over16,000
    people helped by our employment support programmes.

The JETS scheme, which was part of the DWP Work and Health Programme started in mid-October 2020 as part of the Government response to the significant increase in unemployment due to the pandemic. Local London received £10M funding due to the huge increases in universal credit claims in our sub-region.

Part of our portfolio of employment support for people in our sub-region, by the time the scheme ended in 2023, it had helped over 9,000 people in our sub-region get back into work, and was recognised by the DWP for its achievements.

Graphic showing the increasing number of people helped from launch in October 2020 to February 2023 when the programme had helped over 9200 in Local London.

The programme was for people who had been unemployed and claiming benefits for 13+ weeks and under 6 months and were unlikely to find work by themselves.

JETS provided targeted support to help them to find work, and we quickly found that participants needed a greater level of support than anticipated. As a result, our programme included wrap-around support including debt and financial management advice as well as light-touch mental health support for all participants and bereavement support if needed.

We received huge demand for our award-winning JETS programme, and it was extended by the DWP, however it is no longer running as of March 2023. You can find out more about our other employment programmes below.

Find out more

Find out more jets.maximusuk.co.uk/london.

Read our latest news about JETS.

Discover our other employment support

Our employment programmes have helped over 16,000 local people find work, many of whom were furthest from the job market and facing barriers to entering employment.

⇒ Local London Work and Health programme

⇒ Local London Work and Health Pioneer Support

⇒ Local London Works

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