About Working Links
We are one of the leading organisations in tackling social exclusion and poverty, and are proud of our track record of supporting disadvantaged individuals and communities. Working with a variety of funding bodies, we deliver a wide range of services in employment, skills and offender rehabilitation.
Since the year 2000 we have worked in some of the most deprived areas of Great Britain to address the challenges faced by long-term unemployed people. And we’ve helped over 140,000 people to change their lives for the better by supporting them into sustainable employment. We were successful in our bids for four Flexible New Deal Contracts in 2009, and have submitted bids for Phase 2 in 2010.
We’re now working with local Learning and Skills Councils to deliver a number of skills contracts, and in early 2009 we won contracts to support offenders in prisons with vocational training, helping to break the offending cycle. More recently we’ve been working with young people not in employment, education or training to actively break down their barriers to work and learning, and helping them to find a new direction. This supports our aim to create better futures for families and whole communities.
We are a public, private, voluntary company bringing together private sector drive, public sector ethos and voluntary sector ethics. Our public sector share is managed by the government’s Shareholder Executive on behalf of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Our private sector shareholders are Manpower and Capgemini, and our voluntary sector share is owned by Mission Australia.
You can find out more about us at www.workinglinks.co.uk.