Sector-based work academies and work experience trials for older claimants: combined quantitative and qualitative findings

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This report presents evaluation findings from qualitative and quantitative research into trials that were designed to promote take up and test the demand for labour market interventions for older claimants. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) operated trials in four locations in 2015-16, to boost work experience and training opportunities for older benefit claimants. The trials were designed to help older claimants gain the experience and training they needed to re-skill, move back into work and overcome barriers, including those that are age-related. Jobcentre Plus staff referred...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Demographics; Research; Evaluation; Participation

Keywords: Older worker; Older people; Labour force participation; Barrier; Education and training opportunity; Work experience; Unemployed; Employment service; Labour market program; Employability; Promotion of employment; Quantitative research; Qualitative research; Program evaluation

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Department for Work and Pensions, 2017

Physical description: 77 p. (report) + [4] p. (research summary)

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ISBN: 9781911003625

Statement of responsibility: [Claire Johnson, Lucy Joyce, Trinh Tu, Graham Keilloh and Ralph Halliday, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute]

Resource type: Report

Rights: Crown copyright 2017. You may re-use this information (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 127.372

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