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.”