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DWP confirms Work Experience,Traineeships & Sector Based Work Academy now mandatory 12 Oct 2017 08:34 #4533

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#YouthObligation: DWP confirms Work Experience, Traineeships & Sector Based Work Academy now mandatory

Posted on May 3, 2017

With the introduction of the Youth Obligation benefit scheme, today the DWP released internal guidance confirming previously ‘voluntary’ the back to work schemes:

Work expereince*
Traineeships
Sector based work academy
are all now mandatory for young aged 18 to 21, when not in employment or undertaking an apprenticeship and have been claiming Universal Credit full service (UCFS) for six months. With this framework apprenticeships are also mandatory as failing to start one within 6 months of being on UCFS mean 1 ,2 and 3 will be mandated, with £ sanctions if declined.

“We’ll be using work experience much more creatively” [making it mandatory]
Source: Speech – New DWP Secretary of State, Stephen Crabb, outlines his priorities on welfare reform. 12 April 2016

DWP internal guidance:

“Youth Obligation – mandatory participation…

Claimants who are still in the IWSR (Intensive Work Search Regime),
who have not taken up an apprenticeship and are still not in employment at the 6 month point will be expected to start one of the following:

– traineeship (or equivalent in Scotland and Wales),

– sector based work academy (or equivalent in Scotland and Wales),

– 3 month guaranteed work experience to give them the skills they need to
move into sustainable employment.

If the claimant fails to undertake any of the mandatory elements above, a
[sanction] might apply”
Source: DWP FoI response -3rd May 2017

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DWP confirms Work Experience,Traineeships & Sector Based Work Academy now mandatory 12 Oct 2017 16:37 #4537

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Cheers Paul for that info and i took a huge gasp of relief as i see its not for any over 40's,50's,60's yet!!

I suppose the joke centre are more than happy to send people of this age groups in to the slaughter house or stacking the deep freezers on night shifts for mini wage,"but you can still get UC i hear them say again and again and again :evil: "

Big game this wk end ,hope we get a good result for once. :)

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