Restart – into a job with City & Guilds

The Restart Scheme is a new £2.9 billion funding scheme commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Its’ aim is to give enhanced support to Universal Credit claimants aged 18 and above and who have been unemployed for 12 to 18 months.

The Scheme is to support individuals from across England and Wales back into employment over a three-year period, through a structured and tailored support plan of up to 12 months.

At City & Guilds we believe in the power of skills to build successful careers, businesses, and economies. It’s what we have been doing since 1848. Supporting individuals to get into a job, develop on the job or move onto the next job.

Over the last few years, we have been championing the need to retrain and reskill individuals to combat the skills and employment crisis. We have done this by lobbying with government and policy makers through our research and reports such as:
  • Building Bridges Towards Future Jobs – focusing on the reskilling and retraining of displaced adults.
  • Missing Millions – discussing the displacement of many workers that will need to partially retrain over the next decade.
  • Recovery and resilience – calling for lifelong learning hubs to be developed to help adults who were displaced by the Covid-19 pandemic to retrain.