Go Train, a leading training and employment provider, is thrilled to be supporting the delivery of the Restart Scheme in the West Midlands. It has been selected by Serco to support it in the delivery of these services alongside other partners in the region. Earlier this year Serco was chosen by the DWP to deliver the Restart Scheme in the West Central region and is working with a network of local provider across the region to deliver these services.

The Government’s new Restart Scheme will support the country’s recovery from the pandemic. It has been designed to give Universal Credit claimants, who have been out of work for between 12 to 18 months, enhanced support to find jobs.

Working closely with Jobcentre Plus, local partners and employers, Go Train is likely to support over 7,000 participants across Sandwell and Birmingham referred onto the Restart Scheme into sustained employment. It will offer enhanced tailored support from a dedicated DWP Job Coach and Skills Trainers alongside an aftercare service while in employment.

Go Train’s tailored support includes a vast array of regulated courses to support the participants, individualised training plans to address any skills shortfall and provide the employers with candidates that have been vetted and ready to go.

Steven Wines, CEO of Go Train states; “We are very much looking forward to playing our part in the Restart Scheme. It will break down employment barriers that could be holding jobseekers back from finding work and developing careers. Go Train will be working with local employers, the Jobcentre Plus and other partners to deliver tailored support for those who have been on Universal Credit for some time to help them move back into work.”

Dal Veysey, Serco’s Employability Director for the Restart Scheme says, “Serco is pleased to be working in partnership with GoTrain to deliver the Restart Scheme in the West Central area. GoTrain are part of our network of expert employment providers which combines the strengths of the public, private and voluntary sectors.”