Both mainstream and European provision are designed to help people help themselves into work, stay in work, and progress in work. This brings economic independence and greater opportunities for the individual, their families and communities. 


Employment and skills are vital part of building a sustainable economic future. National programmes are designed to help boost personal opportunity and economic independance, and boost business growth.

  • Work Programme

    The Work Programme provides tailored support for claimants who need more help to undertake active and effective jobseeking.

  • Redundancy Support

    Find out more about the help and support available in Devon & Cornwall

  • Work for yourself

    Enterprise Clubs provide informal settings where people interested in starting a business can come together to share and discuss ideas, access help and information and build support networks.

    Help is also available to start up new clubs in areas where a need for this type of informal networking support is identified.

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to national recognised qualifications.

  • Work Choice

    Work Choice can help you get and keep a job if you’re disabled and find it hard to work.

  • Universal Jobmatch

    Universal Jobmatch is a valuable on-line tool for helping jobseekers find work.