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5,000 sign up to national upskilling programme

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IT’S GOOD news for jobseekers, according to the Department for Work and Pensions.

More than 5,000 people in the South East have now taken part in the government’s Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP).

The scheme helps those looking for a job by supporting them in upskilling, retraining and undertaking work experience.

The six-week programme allows jobseekers to learn new skills and take part in a real job interview at the end of the course.

“SWAPs are a brilliant way for jobseekers in the South East to quickly find a route into a new sector,” said Therese Coffey, secretary of state for work and pensions.

“And with everyone guaranteed an interview, this is a programme that offers real hope and gets results.

“Opening up opportunity to all is a key focus as we level up across the country and build back better.”

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