Kennedy Scott has been delivering welfare to work and employment training programmes since 1989, primarily for Jobcentre Plus and its predecessors. These years of continuous delivery form the core of the company’s business, giving the staff and management a strong base of expertise and knowledge across the full range of employment related services.
Kennedy Scott has substantial experience in delivering end to end provision for the long-term unemployed in the East of England and London regions. We are currently delivering the Work Programme across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, as well as in Wembley, Harrow, Tower Hamlets and Hemel Hempstead. We have completed delivery of the New Deal Prime contract in Watford, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Borehamwood, and delivery Gateway as a subcontractor in Luton and Tower Hamlets. Kennedy Scott has also completed delivery of FND Phase 1 as a subcontractor in Kent.
In addition, we have delivered an ESF Prime Contract in West London – Hardest to Help Brent and Harrow. This contract worked with a wide range of clients including the long term unemployed and economically inactive and those with multiple barriers to work. We offered innovative solutions to help them to find the right job and in-work support to sustain their employment.
Kennedy Scott has been cited on the OFSTED Excellence Gateway as an example of best practice for our innovative approach to improving employability for the ‘Hardest to Help’ client groups.
KS considers pre-employment as a speciality and has run numerous programmes, most notably the Metropolitan Police Service Pre-employment which supported clients from BAME background to become Police Community Support Officers. The project achieved 60% job outcomes, attracted international research into its effectiveness and was adopted as a model for subsequent programmes. This programme won a National Training Award in 2006, we won another National Training award in 2007 for our Community Jobsource project, an outreach based employment support programme for clients furthest removed from the labour market and an award of outstanding practise at the Security Industry Training Awards.
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