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Motiv-8 are delighted to announce their partnership with Seetec Pluss who have been awarded the Department for Work and Pensions Restart contract for South West England.

Established in 2013, Motiv-8 has successfully been delivering coaching and mentoring programmes across the UK to support those furthest from employment, released from prison, suffering with depression and anxiety or those who find themselves homeless.

Restart is a brand-new government programme that will support thousands of people who have been out of work and claiming Universal Credit for at least 12 months to build confidence, skills and find work. It is part of the Government’s wider ‘Plan for Jobs’ to help people who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 to get back on the road to recovery.

Launching on 28 June 2021, across the South West of England, from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, Seetec Pluss will empower 106,000 people over the next four years to break down any barriers that might be holding them back from finding employment.  The scheme will provide up to 12 months help for each participant.

Motiv-8 have been selected as a local specialist delivery partner to deliver expert end-to-end provision in the East Devon area. Their coaches and employment advisors will work closely alongside each individual to get to know their aspirations, strengths and develop a personalised package of support, tailored to both individual and local need.

Support will include regular one-to-one coaching, pro-active job search including CVs and interview preparation, vocational qualifications and 24-hour access to an online portal packed full of job search resources, vacancies and e-learning. Each participant will also be offered immediate digital support to anyone who needs to build their digital skills by providing training, equipment and connectivity so they feel motivated to engage with online job search and related activities.

Motiv-8 will work closely with local government, local enterprise partnerships and employers, where we will integrate Restart with existing employment provision to identify gaps, growth sectors and align services to emerging local need.

Ed Atter, CEO, Motiv-8 said “We are thrilled to be named as a delivery partner with Seetec Pluss for the Restart Scheme.  This scheme will make a huge difference to individuals, their families and the communities within East Devon.  We are particularly pleased to be opening a new delivery location at the Beehive in Honiton and our team will be raring to go when the first participants are referred in July.  As a company which is based in East Devon, we look forward to supporting local people to move forward after such a challenging 18 months.”

Chris Harrison, Executive Director of Employability and Health at Seetec, said, “We are proud to have been awarded Restart to help thousands of people across South West England to get back into sustainable work and rebuild their lives.

“The last year has had an unprecedented impact on the jobs market, leaving many people who have lost their jobs feeling vulnerable and anxious about the future. Restart will play a fundamental part in the nation’s recovery and we feel privileged to play such an important part in helping local people, their families and communities build back the security that makes such a difference.

“For Seetec Pluss, Restart is about collaboration and working together with our local partners and employers. Through our extended reach across a range of support networks, we aim to empower many more people to transform their lives. This is exactly what we are here to do.”

Minister for Employment, Mims Davies MP said, “Our Plan for Jobs is already delivering fresh hope and new opportunity across the country after the impact of the pandemic on our labour market. The new Restart programme will give over a million jobseekers the crucial tailored support they need to get back into employment as we push to build back better.”

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