Introducing the DWP’s Restart Scheme

As part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched the Restart Scheme, to support millions of people across the country who have been impacted by Covid-19. It is understood that those who have been out of work for longer periods might need extra help to move back into employment. The Restart Scheme will meet this need through delivering a highly personalised and supportive employability provision to those needing help to find sustainable employment.

Motiv-8 are very proud to be supporting people across the East Devon area in Partnership with Seetec Pluss. Launched 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 people over the next four years to break down any barriers that might be holding them back from finding employment.  The Restart Scheme will provide up to 12 months support for each participant. Eligibility for the Restart Scheme is determined by Jobcentre Plus.

Motiv-8’s selection as a local specialist delivery partner will deliver expert end-to-end provision from the Beehive in Honiton. Motiv-8’s 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.

How does it work?

Motiv-8sw will deliver, primarily a face-to-face service, conducting effective diagnostics to create meaningful action plans, undertake skills analysis and provide effective advice and guidance to people who are unemployed, through one to one coaching. Active job searching, CV’s and job searching will all be linked and promoted to local employers. Access will be provided to 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 the Restart Scheme with existing employment provision to identify gaps, growth sectors and align services to emerging local need.

We’re proud of our success

86%Of our clients have progressed into employment, further education or training on completion of our group programmes.
77%Of our clients have progressed into employment, further education or training on completion of our one to one programmes.
100%Of our staff are experienced, fully qualified teachers and coach-mentors with DBS clearance.
110%Is what we give in terms of support, guidance and coaching to unlock a person’s true potential to help them achieve their goals.