Access to Work Related Training

Johnson C, Sissons P, Oakley J, Dewson S, Levesley T | Research Report 42 | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | May 2011

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The 2006 Leitch Review of Skills recommended the creation of a new integrated employment and skills service (HM Treasury, December 2006).

Since then the welfare system has undergone reform to help meet this objective and the Integrated Employment and Skills (IES) trials, introduced in 2008 and ending in August 2010, were a key element.

The main components of the IES trials were the co-location of careers services and Jobcentre Plus; skills screening and referral by Jobcentre Plus advisers; Skills Health Check interviews and Skills Action Plans delivered by nextstep2; and work-focused skills provision.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) commissioned the Institute for Employment Studies to evaluate the IES trials.