Young Persons Supported Work Experience (YPSWE)


Standguide are offering a fully-funded Flexible Support Fund provision – the Young Persons Supported Work Experience (YPSWE) provides voluntary work placements for unemployed people aged 18-24 to enhance their self-confidence, knowledge and experience of the workplace through practical learning. This programme is designed to:

  • Provide personalised wraparound support to each learner based on their initial needs assessment
  • Ensure ongoing support both pre-placement and in-placement with a professional Mentor
  • Learn the ‘ins and outs’ of what it is like to work and the types of work opportunities appropriate to their disability/long-term health condition
  • Learn how their long-term barriers can be overcome while gaining the confidence and motivation to actively look for work and/or explore further training and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Courses will run between 8-16 weeks depending on level of support needed and length of work placement.

Eligibility: 18-24 year old claimants who are claiming Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) and the equivalent Universal Credit Limited Capability Work Group (UCLCWG).

Areas: The YPSWE is currently delivering across the following areas:

  • Northumbria, Tyne and Wear
  • York, North and East Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Cumbria and Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Cheshire


For more information contact your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach.