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Ways to Work - information for individuals

Supported by Youth Employment Initiative and

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Ways to Work is a successful employment and skills programme which looks to secure job and training opportunities for some of the hardest to reach groups of adults in the borough has come in for high praise after helping over 100 local people into work during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Ways to Work initiative is an employment programme delivered across the Liverpool City Region since 2016, with the St Helens Borough element delivered by St Helens Borough Council. 

When COVID-19 started to tighten its grip on the UK and the rest of the world in March 2020, this brought many unprecedented challenges, impacting the economy massively - resulting in mass job losses across the country. 

During this period, Ways to Work has assisted more than 300 out of work people with advice, with more than 100 going onto find employment with the team's help. 

The project employs a number of key workers and employment coaches who work one-to-one with participants to provide all kinds of support, depending on the needs of the individual. The delivery of this project includes:

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Paid work experience
  • Training courses
  • Skills development
  • Information and advice
  • 1:1 support
  • Group guidance
  • Job search
  • CV writing
  • Interview preparation and techniques

If you are 16+, living in St Helens and not in employment or education, you can refer by ringing 01744 676131 or emailing