Sector Based Work Academy

This is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) specific programme. It is made up of three parts:

  • Training in a sector (i.e. retail, admin, security, warehouse etc)
  • Work Experience Placement with an employer in this sector
  • Guaranteed interview with an employer in this sector.

This programme is open to people over the age of 18 and claiming:

  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Income Support (Lone Parents ages 18-24 with youngest child ages 4)

Participants are also able to get travel expenses, child care, replacement care and clothing if required.

For more information please contact your TFEA or local Jobcentre Plus Office/Universal Credit Outlet or visit

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