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Help in High Peak to get back into work

Over 1,000 people in High Peak are to be helped back into work through the government's new Restart Scheme.

Maximus UK and its partners will be delivering the new Restart Scheme across Derbyshire, supporting people who lost their jobs because of the pandemic back into work. 

Dr Paul Williams, Division President of Maximus UK, said: “Through delivery of the Restart Scheme, we are committed to playing our part in the national effort to rebuild the British economy. 

“We are looking forward to working with local community partners to help thousands of people to access effective, tailored support and overcome barriers so that they can get back into work.” 

People on the innovative scheme will receive support to learn new skills, overcome barriers to work and gain access to vacancies to help them secure employment. 

They will also be provided with the opportunity to retrain, gain professional accreditations and improve digital skills. 

In Derbyshire, Maximus UK will partner with Reed in Partnership, a social enterprise employment and skills provider, who operate out of four sites in Buxton, Chesterfield, Derby and Swadlincote. 

Kerry Clayton, Programme Director for Reed in Partnership, said: “We are ready to respond to the needs of jobseekers – whatever they may be after this difficult period for everyone.  

“Finding sustainable employment helps people to change their lives for the better. Delivering the Restart Scheme will enable us to make this a reality for thousands of people in the local area.” 

To deliver the Restart Scheme, Maximus UK is in the process of recruiting over 1,000 new employees in the UK.  

The firm will also invest more than five million pounds into community organisations, charities and small to medium sized businesses through their new Community Partnership Network which will provide expert support services, to people on the Restart Scheme. 

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