Routes to Work

Tees Valley Routes to Work is a pilot scheme that aims to support those most distant from the job market to prepare for and access work. It is a Tees Valley-wide scheme, funded by Tees Valley Combined Authority and the Department for Work and Pensions and is delivered locally. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council are working in partnership with the Tees Valley Combined Authority to deliver the scheme across the Stockton Borough which includes; Billingham, Ingleby Barwick, Norton, Stockton, Thornaby and Yarm.

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What support do we offer through Routes to Work?

To support you on your journey back into employment we offer a one-to-one support service with a dedicated key worker to help you navigate your way through job searches, interviews, CV writing along with a range of other services that can help you breakdown any barriers that are preventing you from getting back into work.

We also have access to funding which can support such items such as;

  • Uniforms
  • PPE Equipment
  • DBS checks
  • Support and training to gain both soft skills and employability skills
  • Financial support for employer and trade training
  • Financial support towards travel to work costs and appropriate work clothing

Who is the Routes to Work project for?

The Routes to Work project is aimed at those who are unemployed and are looking to get back into work. To take part in Routes to Work you must be:

  • Aged 30 plus
  • Have been unemployed for 2 years or more
  • or unemployed for more than 13 weeks with personal circumstances that have resulted in a barrier to finding employment

Please complete this form for Routes to Work to contact you.