The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP):
Is the largest government department in the United Kingdom, and is responsible for welfare and pension policy. Ixion run a number of DWP contracts, either as a prime or by sub-contracting into other organisations who hold prime DWP contracts.
Ixion DWP Contracts:
Prime Contract - Job Centre Plus (New Enterprise Allowance):
Ixion is working directly with Job Centre Plus (JCP) and delivering three of the National New Enterprise Allowance contracts in South East England, West/North London & South/East London. We provide access to a business mentor that can provide guidance and support to develop their business plan and through the early months of trading. We have supported over 10,000 unemployed people to start up and sustain their own businesses.
Subcontractor to Seetec and Ingeus (Work Programme):
Ixion has supported over the last 4 years unemployed individuals in London into sustained employment including the delivery of short courses and training to improve employment prospects.
Subcontractor to G4S (Community Work Placements):
We have historically support customers whose key barrier to work is a lack of work experience, motivation or both, and offer them a work placement. Six months on a work placement provided the opportunity for customers to develop their vocational and employability skills, to add significant experience to their CV and to demonstrate their capabilities to employers. The associated job search support helped them use these skills and experience to secure paid employment.