Our employment partners

We are working in partnership with the following organisations to deliver employment support in Bexley, assisting Bexley residents into sustainable employment that will benefit them and their families.

Shaw Trust - Aim4Work

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Aim4Work is a specialist employability programme for people with common mental health conditions living in Bexley.

If you are:

  • aged 25 or over, and;
  • not working, but want to, and;
  • living with a common mental health problem (examples include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder)

Then Aim4Work can help you with:

  • one-to-one advice and guidance
  • access to employability skills workshops
  • referrals to work-related training
  • referrals to local health management services
  • support in securing a voluntary work opportunity to gain work experience and confidence
  • access to local job opportunities through the LEC Bexley business support service
  • in-work support to help you sustain employment

To access Aim4Work and receive help to look for work, call Shaw Trust free on 0800 389 0177 or email aim4work@shaw-trust.org.uk to receive an eligibility check and first appointment.

Local London - London Works

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Our Local London Works programme supports people who are unemployed and who need intensive support to address multiple and complex barriers to help move them into sustained employment or to become economically active.

People can access support to:

  • receive employment advice from an adult career’s advisor
  • take part in job clubs and employability workshops
  • find the right vacancies locally and outside of Bexley
  • assess training needs and get help to access courses

To access Local London Works, call 020 3045 3800 and ask to book on to a Welcome Workshop.

Bexley Twofold - Supported Employment

Bexley Two Fold

Bexley Twofold is the job search, training, and supported employment service for residents in Bexley, with learning disabilities who have a need for support to access training and employment opportunities.

Our aim is to help service users find and sustain paid employment.

We help people over the age of 18 and create an individual journey for each service user and will amend support to suit the needs of the individual.

Maximus - Work & Health Programme, JETS, Restart Scheme

Maximus - Work & Health Programme, JETS, Restart Scheme

The Local London Work and Health Programme can help maximise your potential and find the right job for you.

We will get to know you and identify your skills, support needs and job aspirations so that we can provide you with the right support to achieve your employment goals.

We will help you:

  • improve your health and wellbeing
  • develop your work skills and gain experience
  • boost your confidence and do well at interview
  • find a job that is right for you or explore self-employment
  • success and progress in your new job

You can get support if you are of working age and live in Bexley, Barking & Dagenham, Bromley, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, or Waltham Forest and are:

  • disabled and have a health condition or dependency on drugs or alcohol
  • unemployed for two years or more
  • a veteran, in the reserves or a member of the Armed Forces
  • an offender or ex-offender
  • a carer, ex-carer, or care leaver
  • a victim of domestic violence, homeless or a refugee
  • a young person involved in gangs 

​If you want to know more, speak to your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach or call our employment support team on 020 3045 3800 and ask to speak to a Work and Health Programme Advisor.

Work & Health Programme Job Entry: Targeted Support (JETS), Maximus UK

The Work and Health Programme Job Entry: Targeted Support (JETS) service helps individuals in London who’ve worked in industries heavily impacted by the pandemic to upskill and empower them to seek sustainable employment in growing sectors.

You are eligible to access this support if you are:

  • aged 18 plus
  • living in one of the following boroughs: Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Enfield, Newham, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Waltham Forest or Havering
  • unemployed and have been receiving benefits for more than 13 weeks
  • trying to find work and need employment support

The support you will get:

  • light-touch, flexible and online support for six months from our recruitment advisors, including:
    • information, advice and guidance
    • coaching and resilience building
    • mental wellbeing support
    • careers guidance
    • creating a CV
    • interview coaching
    • industry sector training
    • accredited training (via Community Partnership Network)
  • access to vacancies with local and national employers who work with our dedicated business account managers

We deliver this programme remotely as well as face to face in Bexley on behalf of Maximus UK.  It is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund.

Restart Scheme (Maximus UK)

The Restart Scheme, delivered on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, is a government initiative supporting people who have spent 9 months or more claiming Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance and are, at the point of referral, in the Intensive Work Search Regime, to help them get back into work.

As well as employment support, the scheme will help people to access accredited training, mental health services, drug and alcohol support, debt advice, and housing support.

Learning & Enterprise College Bexley (LECB)

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BBE are working with the Learning & Enterprise College Bexley (LECB), referring clients for essential training that will help them improve their key skills to become more employable and ready for the job market. The LECB offers the Learning for Work programme delivering courses within sectors such as health and social care, business, digital, teaching and horticulture. They also deliver ESOL, maths and English to further improve employability skills.

For more information regarding any of the above programmes, please contact us on 020 3045 3800 or email contactus@bexleybe.co.uk    

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