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We are working in partnership with Shaw Trust and STEPs to Employment to provide the Specialist Employability Support (SES) programme which is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Specialist Employability Support is a programme which supports people with a disability to prepare for, find and stay in work. The programme includes specialised interventions tailored to the individual.

We offer two different levels of support:

SES Start Back (SESSB) – 3 months of intensive support to progress onto further provision, work trials or employment.

SES main provision – for clients needing more help to prepare for the workplace, this support lasts an average of 12 months.

Both Specialist Employability Support programmes provide:

  • Dedicated staff for one-to-one support
  • Professional advice and guidance
  • Health and disability issues specialist
  • Support tailored to your needs
  • Help with issues that may be holding you back
  • Access to employer vacancies
  • In work support

Our experienced Employment Advisers will work with you on your individualised programme which can last from 3 months up to a year if necessary.

advance2work is situated in the main campus of Queen Alexandra College, in its own dedicated building.

Please talk to your Work Coach at your local Job Centre so that they can make the referral to one of our above named partners requesting QAC by name.

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