Posted: Wed 5th May 2021
We're thrilled to be partnering with Maximus UK to deliver important self-employment training to people who've been impacted by the pandemic.
Together, we'll deliver personalised support to unemployed people in South and West Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and south and east London - over a period of four years.
Part of the government's £2.9bn Restart scheme, the training will see Enterprise Nation provide self-employment advice and Maximus UK employment advice. Maximus UK will also match participants with relevant jobs.
"This is important work at a critical moment," said Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones. "Our ambition is to build confidence and resilience through skills so, where possible, people can take control of their careers and start a successful business.
"By partnering with the great work Maximus UK is doing to help provide employment advice for people who may have found themselves out of work as a consequence of the pandemic, we can provide a solution that will support more people into meaningful work."
Gareth Parry, Maximus UK's programme director for employment, skills and disability services, said the training will help more than 250,000 people develop new skills, overcome barriers and find work.
"We're excited to be working with Enterprise Nation to ensure that the option of self-employment is open to everyone looking to restart their career."
The government's Restart scheme, which was announced in the November 2020 Spending Review, will provide support to more than one million Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for between 12 and 18 months.